December 12 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff


A printer-friendly format

on the click-thru pages

MD or pharmacist may manage per protocol

Per National Patient Safety Goal requirements by The Joint Commission, Cedars-Sinai physicians treating patients with therapeutic anticoagulation should be aware that new protocols go into effect Jan. 1, 2009.

Countdown to CS-Link

Revenue Cycle to improve patient registration, billing

Physicians and their office staff will see improved patient registration, management and billing when CS-Link Revenue Cycle goes live in first quarter 2009.

Make your diagnosis

History: A 35-year-old male with history of one month of right hip pain, without a history of trauma.

Pharmacy Focus

Prolonged use of some antibiotics discouraged

Click here to download a PDF of the latest empiric treatment recommendations for common pediatric infections.


Radiologist joined by technicians, nurse

Thomas Learch, M.D., teaches and assists an El Salvadoran radiology resident in her first biopsy of a musculoskeletal neoplasm.

Members of Cedars-Sinai's Imaging team took a trip south of the border to provide training to radiologists in El Salvador.

Thomas Learch, M.D., MRI technologist Gregory Adamczak, Louise Tsukahara, R.N., and ultrasound team leader Walter Vargas, R.D.M.S., participated in the missionary trip Nov. 7-17.

Lighting, private spaces ease patients' stress

Cancer patients' care comes first in the remodeled Outpatient Cancer Center at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

Cedars-Sinai celebrated the center's redesign and expansion during an evening event on Nov. 19.

Accessing Census and Service Lists

The Web/VS census reports provide lists of inpatients by nursing unit or by hospital service. These reports are generated in real time based on the information provided from PCX. A list of nursing units or hospital services and patient counts are accessible via the Patient List drop down menu. By selecting a specific unit or service from the initial list, the patients' names, medical record numbers and locations of patients will display.


Total of 1,558 Respond to Annual Online Survey

Thanks to all of our physicians and nurses who filled out the 2008 MD/RN Satisfaction survey sponsored by the MD/RN Collaborative. A total of 394 physicians and 1,164 R.N.s responded to the online survey.


Sidney Soll, M.D.

One of the founding fathers of Mount Sinai Hospital has passed away at the age of 97. Click above to read an obituary for Dr. Soll.

John Menkes, M.D.

A former director of Pediatric Neurology at Cedars-Sinai, who identified several congenital neurological disorders, including Menkes disease, has passed away. Click above to read an obituary for Dr. Menkes.

Ethics Noon Conference - Dec. 17

Christmas Concert - Dec. 19

Lighting of the Chanukah Menorah - Dec. 21-28

Christmas Eve Service - Dec. 24


Share Your Story

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest by clicking on the link below to e-mail the Chief of Staff's office.

E-mail Chief of Staff's Office