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

Four-Day Survey to Include Physician Interviews

A Magnet survey will be conducted at Cedars-Sinai beginning Monday as part of the medical center's re-designation as a Nurse Magnet facility. Appraisers from the American Nurses Credentialing Center will conduct a site visit from July 28-31 to verify the information in the hospital's Magnet re-designation application.

Filmless the 4th on 3rd

Beginning Monday, August 4, all 3rd floor surgical suites will be filmless, with PACS images available via Web/VS.

TNF Blockers Associated with Increased Lymphoma Risk

The FDA is investigating a possible association between the nationwide use of Tumor Necrosis Factor blockers (marketed as Remicade, Enbrel, Humira and Cimzia) and the development of lymphoma and other cancers in children and young adults.

Spring '08 FDA Drug Safety Newsletter

Please click here to access a PDF version of the Spring 2008 FDA Drug Safety Newsletter.


Barry Unger, M.D., (center) at the kick-off event

Physicians making their rounds early on July 15 were greeted with breakfast on the South Mezzanine parking level as Cedars-Sinai launched CS-Link with a series of special events that day.

From: The Medical Staff Parking Committee

To: The Medical Staff

RE: New Policies for Physician Parking

1. Use of Turn Signals

The directional or "turn" signaling device is located on the left side of the steering column, approximately 20 cm distal to the steering wheel. This device was designed by the manufacturer to alert oncoming or trailing colleagues to get an inkling as to which direction you will be turning.

Pending Lab Results

Both un-resulted and partially resulted tests are available under the Pending Lab Results. The labs are always displayed in reverse chronological order of the collection date, with the most recent information at the top. Partially completed tests or preliminary results are displayed in black if they are normal and red if they are abnormal.


Dr. Eleftherios (Stephen) Vamvakas has recently joined Cedars-Sinai as the director of Clinical Pathology and, along with Dr. Arthur Cohen, director of Anatomic Pathology, will also be the vice chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Want to Play Soccer?

Join Us Saturday, July 26

You are invited to join a group of Cedars-Sinai physicians and staff who get together locally to play soccer. All skill and age levels are welcome. The next game will be held Saturdary, July 26, at 1 p.m. at Beverly Vista School, corner of Gregory & Elm.

For more info, contact ernst.schwarz@cshs.org or dani.hackner@cshs.org.

9th Annual HIV/AIDS Conference: September 26

Advances in Facial Plastic Surgery: October 25-26

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