May 9 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Telephone/Verbal Order Non-Compliance May Lead to Suspension

Beginning Monday, May 12, if a physician is found to be non-compliant with the timely authentication of orders, they may be put on Medical Record Administrative Suspension (added to the daily medical records suspension list).

6 OR and 7th Floor Cysto

1 & 2 Rooms Go Filmless

All 6th floor surgical suites and the 7th floor Cysto 1 & 2 rooms will be filmless, with PACS images available via Web/VS, beginning Monday, May 12.

Enbrel (Etanercept) Prescribing Information Revised to Include Warning

Amgen and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals have informed healthcare professionals of revisions to prescribing information for Enbrel. The revisions include a BOXED WARNING about infections, including serious infections leading to hospitalization or death that have been observed in patients treated with Enbrel.


"I'm Going to Cedars-Sinai!"

Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

Photo courtesy of theBoston Globe

At Tufts Medical School in Boston, student Jessica Hsu (center) is overjoyed to learn she has been accepted for a residency in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai. Each spring, thousands of medical school seniors across the country apply for residency programs at teaching hospitals as part of Match Day.

About 80 of the students were accepted at Cedars-Sinai. "At least 30 applicants apply for each available opening here so it's very competitive," said Mark Noah, M.D., medical director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education.

A major new collection of photographs taken between May and December 1944 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp served as the focal point of a moving commemoration of Yom Ha'Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) at Cedars-Sinai on Monday, May 5. The program was sponsored by Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Guest speaker Rebecca Erbelding, archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum


Alfredo Trento, M.D., and Gregory Fontana, M.D., led a team of Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physicians and nurses on a medical mission to Ecuador in April, on behalf of Mending Kids International...

Keith Black, M.D., and Leonel Hunt, M.D., are featured in the May issue of Black Enterprise magazine in a cover story on "America's Leading Doctors"...

Rejecting E-Signature Alerts on Telephone Orders

If you receive an e-mail or alert in Web/VS for an order on a patient that was sent to you in error, or the information is incorrect, the order can be rejected immediately by performing a few simple steps.

6th Annual Physician Basketball Game: May 18

Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium: May 28

CSMC Emeritus Society Lecture: May 30

The Heart Foundation Gala: June 7


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