May 15 2009 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

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First step in system upgrade begins July 1

Voice-recognition and web-based paging will be a step closer after a system upgrade scheduled this summer.

The new features will be optional and EIS will start rolling them out after the initial system switch on July 1. At that time, the only changes users will notice are differences in the voice prompts for entering pages.


A 'Click' Lunch

Plaza Café launches online order service

Lunch at the Plaza Café is now a mouse click away.

The restaurant has launched an online ordering system so you can order lunch anytime - just allow 30 minutes for it to be prepared. Food can be picked up between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

To place an order, visit www.plazacatering.catertrax.com.


The FDA recently updated the package inserts for multiple medications.



Beginning Monday, May 18, underground site utility work on Gracie Allen Drive at San Vicente Boulevard will begin. This work is necessary to meet future facilities demand and planning, and will include the laying of storm drains and underground utilities (sewer, gas and water lines) below Gracie Allen Drive.

Click here for a map showing the detours and closures.


Howard Sandler, M.D., Named Bloom Family Chair Holder in Cancer Therapeutics

Dr. Sandler, right, talks with Ronald Bloom and Lois Feldman Bloom at the ceremony where he was installed as the inaugural Ronald H. Bloom Family Chair Holder in Cancer Therapeutics.

Howard M. Sandler, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, has been named the inaugural Ronald H. Bloom Family Chair Holder in Cancer Therapeutics.


How to use Structured Signouts

Web/VS supports interactive forms that may be used to enter structured signouts on patient care team lists.


Rick B. Delamarter, M.D., to serve as co-director

Rick B. Delamarter, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in spinal conditions, has joined the medical center as co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center.

Paula Anastasia, R.N., receives Maggie Stempson-Carter Award

The medical staff awarded its highest nursing honor to Paula Anastasia, R.N., an oncology nurse at the Women's Cancer Research Institute (WCRI).

Annual Medical Staff Basketball Game - May 17

Ethics Noon Conference - May 20

The History of Medicine - June 2


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