July 11 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Cedars-Sinai Named One of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report

Cedars-Sinai has been named to the honor roll - the "best of the best" - in the 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" issue, which was released today by U.S. News & World Report.

Imaging Case of the Month

Patient History: 36-year-old with upper abdominal pain and back pain. CT Abdomen with contrast was performed.

Summary of FDA Labeling Changes

The FDA's April 2008 posting includes 47 drug products with safety labeling changes to the following sections: BOXED WARNING, CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, ADVERSE REACTIONS and PATIENT PACKAGE INSERTS/MEDICATION GUIDES.


Medical Staff and Family Members Enjoy Holiday Fireworks at Hollywood Bowl

Michael Alexander, M.D., with wife Joann and children (clockwise from top) Evan, Kathryn, Julia and Emily

Medical staff members and their families -- more than 360 people total -- kicked off the 4th of July weekend with a night of patriotic music and spectacular fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3.

Pictured right: Michele Dee, M.D., and family

QuickLook Display

The "QuickLook" view organizes the latest results on file for the current patient for a variety of common lab tests and also displays an abbreviated version of the current medication list and hourly ICU data (if the patient is in a CareVue unit).

You can reach the QuickLook report by multiple paths:

  • Click the QuickLook button at the lower end of the blue navigation bar, or
  • Select "QuickLook" from the Reports menu, or
  • Display the "All Reports" listing by clicking the GO button to the right of the Reports menu, and then click the "QuickLook" hotlink under Lab Results


Carolyn Alexander, M.D., associate director of the residency program for the OB/Gyn Dept., returned home to Los Angeles last year and joined Cedars-Sinai as a Reproductive Endocrinologist...

Jeffrey H. Fair, M.D., has won the 2008 Winnick Clinical Scholars Award...

Maria Castro, Ph.D., has been selected as an honoree at the 2008 Women of Action Luncheon...

Society for the History of Medicine Dinner Meeting: July 17

9th Annual Update in Gastroenterology: September 19-21

Advances in Facial Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery: October 25-26


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