July 24 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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Cedars-Sinai Ranks in 11 Specialties

U.S. News 'America's Best Hospitals' released

In the recently released 2009 U.S. News & World Report rankings of America's Best Hospitals, Cedars-Sinai ranked in 11 specialties - more than the medical center has ever been ranked in before.

By Odelia Cooper, M.D., and Philip Barnett, M.D., Ph.D.

The Glucose Monitoring Team is part of a new approach for managing inpatient hyperglycemia at Cedars-Sinai. The target populations for this protocol test of change are established diabetics, previously undiagnosed diabetics and those with "stress hyperglycemia."

Make your diagnosis

Submitted by David Ishimitsu, M.D., and Rola Saouaf, M.D., of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center.

History: A 44-year-old Armenian woman presents to the ED with flank pain. Non-contrast CT of the abdomen and pelvis was obtained.


Physicians should use July 24 Web/VS medication list during transition

CS-Link Medication Use will replace Cedars-Sinai's existing medication management systems (CareVue and HartMeds) with one, consolidated CS-Link system that will launch July 25. On July 24 and 25, pharmacists will re-enter all existing HartMeds medication orders into CS-Link.


 Dad, let me show you how to do this.

Annual outing draws record numbers

About 130 members of the medical staff and their families slept under the stars at this year's Sand 'N' Snore event July 17-18.


Multi-year study is largest randomized trial of CAC scanning

This month marked a milestone for a multi-year study led Daniel Berman, M.D., director of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai.

The Early Identification of Subclinical Atherosclerosis by NoninvasivE Imaging Research (EISNER) program saw its final four-year follow-up visit in the study.

How to use Web/VS Status Indicators

Web/VS displays real-time status information at the bottom of the log-in page for the interfaces between each of the major source systems and the Clinical Data Repository (CDR).


Rabbi Jason Weiner has been appointed as Cedars-Sinai's Jewish Chaplain, effective July 20. He has been on staff as the acting Jewish Chaplain for nearly two years.


By Leo A. Gordon, M.D.

The storied history of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center must be preserved in perpetuity before it is too late.

3rd Annual Evening of Independence - July 25

Medical Library Open House - July 29

Rehabilitation Topics in the Management of Brain Injuries - Sept. 12

Run for Her - Nov. 15

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