April 17 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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Infusions available until

9 p.m. four nights a week

The Procedure Center has extended its evening hours four nights a week and can accommodate any type of infusion except for chemotherapy.

Paper or Plastic?

Cafeteria now offers debit and credit card option

Not having cash in your pocket will no longer be a barrier to food when you visit the Ray Charles Cafeteria.

Sodexo, which manages the cafeteria on the South Tower street level, has started accepting major credit cards and debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo.

Make your diagnosis

History: A 45-year-old female with no significant past medical history presents with increasing pelvic pain and pressure, which is worse around menses, and increasing urinary frequency.


Medication Use prepares for a summer launch

When CS-Link Medication Use launches this summer, Cedars-Sinai will move from two medication management systems (CareVue and HartMeds) to one consolidated CS-Link medication management system.

Physicians celebrate Donate Life month with transplant center team, patients

(l-r) Transplant coordinator Vesna Grubic, R.N., liver recipient Lori Dunn, transplant urologist Arnold Cinman, M.D., and Stanley Jordan, M.D., director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, raise the Donate Life flag at a ceremony earlier this week.

Annual basketball game set for May 17

Do you know any doctors who gave up their NBA dreams for medical school? Who think they have Kobe's fadeaway, or LeBron's court vision?

Watch them show off their skills on Sunday, May 17, when the Attending Staff Gomers take on The Housestaff Blues.

How to do a name history search

In addition to being able to search by patient display name, MRN and room number, you can also search by the patient's names that are listed in their "Name History" within the "Patient Profile."


Dr. Victor will be director of Hypertension Center

Ronald G. Victor, M.D., a cardiologist renowned for his expertise in the contributing factors that lead to high blood pressure, has been named associate director for Clinical Research in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, where he will also serve as director of the Cedars-Sinai Hypertension Center.

Therapy finds, kills breast cancer tumors

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai and two other institutions found a new targeted cancer therapy can detect and eliminate tumors with seemingly fewer side effects than other breast cancer treatments.

Diabetes 2009 - April 25

Tribute to Paul Mazursky - April 27

Endocrinology and Metabolism Update - May 6

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