October 19 2007 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Additional Guidelines Relate to Post-Op Patient Care

 Cedars-Sinai has recently updated its therapy guidelines for Plavix® to include additional guidelines related to post-operative management of patients on this medication. 


AHA Chair-Elect Tom Priselac Talks Health Care in H&HN Cover Story

 Cedars-Sinai CEO and President Tom Priselac recently discussed a wide range of health care issues -- including physician relations, information technology and health insurance -- in this week's cover story in Hospital & Health Networks. Click here to view the online article or visit the magazine's website at www.hhnmag.com to view the current issue. 


New Precautions Added to Byetta Labeling

The FDA has reviewed 30 post-marketing reports of acute pancreatitis in patients taking Byetta (exenatide), a drug used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. An association between Byetta and acute pancreatitis is suspected in some of these cases. 



In tribute to his many significant career achievements, Prediman K. (P.K.) Shah, M.D., received the 2007 Pioneer in Medicine Award on Monday, accepting the award from his longtime colleague James Forrester, M.D., at the Annual Medical Staff Meeting.


Chief of Staff Paul Silka, M.D. (left) presents the award to Clement Yang, M.D.

 Also honored at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff was Clement Yang, M.D., who received the Chief of Staff Award for leading the CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) Discharge Medication Team and successfully improving CHF Discharge Medication Reconciliation at the medical center. 


Special Election Ballots to Be Distributed Next Week

 Constitutional Amendment ballots will be sent out to the medical staff with the Vice Chief of Staff election ballots on Monday, Oct. 22. In addition, a Special Edition of Pulse will be e-mailed on Friday, Oct. 26, with candidate statements from the two Vice Chief of Staff candidates. 


Viewing CME Credits in Web/VS

 You can view your CME credits in Web/VS by following these four easy steps... 


Pastoral Care Week

October 21 - 27, 2007

 Next week, we celebrate Pastoral Care Week at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


Update in Gastroenterology - October 26-28 

Run for Her 5K Run - November 11


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