January 25 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Serving Up a Review of Cedars-Sinai's Plaza Cafe

 By Leo A. Gordon, M.D. 

 Because of my burgeoning notoriety, I must dine in disguise. So I recently dressed as a physician and dined at the Plaza Café... 


Viewing OR Schedule by Procedure Sort Order

 The capability to view procedures in the order in which they have been entered in SIS (the order in which they will be performed) is now available in Web/VS. 


FDA Update on Fentanyl Transdermal System

The FDA has issued an update that highlights important information on appropriate prescribing, dose selection, and the safe use of the fentanyl transdermal system (patch). 



 I'd like to share some information about a report issued last week comparing the alleged cost "efficiency" of California hospitals. The report was commissioned by a coalition of employers and health care purchasers -- the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH). 

 The report makes an attempt to compare hospitals in terms of the prices they charge private insurers and purchasers. Among the findings is that private payers pay hospitals about 40 percent more than they should to make up for shortfalls from the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs. 


Dr. King's Legacy Honored at CSMC

Medical Staff Co-Sponsors Annual Event

Cedars-Sinai held its sixth annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, which featured a musical tribute by singer Niki Haris (pictured) and a presentation by keynote speaker Anne C. Bailey, Ph.D., a writer, historian and professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamtom.

The event was presented by the medical center and medical staff. Program co-chairs were Joel Geiderman, M.D., and Keith L. Black, M.D.


Do You Know What's Living on YOUR Stethoscope?

Cedars-Sinai will kick off its Stethoscope Cleaning Campaign with a physician event on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the South Tower Mezzanine lobby.


OvidSP Training Session: January 30

Rita and Taft Schreiber Lecture in Transfusion Medicine: February 1



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