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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 23, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

New Faces

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Pharmacy Focus

Boxed Warning added to Arava® (leflunomide)

Furosemide (Lasix®) injection shortage

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Meetings and Events

Vasculitis: Current Concepts and Best Practices – July 31

Medical Mission to Guatemala Informational Meeting – Aug. 22

Rehabilitation Topics on the Neurological and Neurovascular Treatment of Stroke – Sept. 11

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U.S. News ranks Cedars-Sinai in nine specialties

In the just-released 2010-11 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was recognized for its outstanding performance in nine specialties.

The Cedars-Sinai specialties ranked among the top 50 in America are:

  • Cancer (#49)   
  • Kidney Disorders (#19)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (#33)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (#23)
  • Gastroenterology (#10)              
  • Orthopaedics (#37)
  • Gynecology (#31)          
  • Pulmonology (#33)
  • Heart and Heart Surgery (#15)

 

Only 152 of the 4,852 hospitals considered for the rankings nationwide scored high enough to be recognized in even one specialty.

U.S. News uses a fairly complex weighting methodology to determine the rankings, including expected-versus-actual mortality data (case-mixed adjusted), reputational votes (determined by a random sample of only 200 physicians nationwide who are asked to name the hospitals they think are best in their specialty for treating difficult cases), patient safety and other factors. Many of these factors use a three-year rolling average, and U.S. News also makes changes in its methodology each year.