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March 5 2010 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Committee Applications Being Accepted Now

Committee Applications Being Accepted Now

Are you willing to serve on a Medical Staff Committee? Please let us know about your interests, as appointments will be made soon for 2010-2012 terms.

The process has changed so please follow the steps outlined in the attached memo and questionnaire. 

Medical Staff Committee Requests


C. diff Fact Sheet Updated

C. diff Fact Sheet Updated

Cedars-Sinai's Epidemiology Department has updated information on clinical guidance regarding new testing Clostridium difficile by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Clostridium difficile (C diff) Fact Sheet


Pharmacy Focus

Pharmacy Focus

This week's column includes information on reducing patients' exposure to acetaminophen, orders for patients with existing intrathecal/epidural/subcutaneous pumps, medication shortages and product switches.

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Kobashigawa Receives Chair in Heart Transplantation Medicine


Tom Gordon congratulates Dr. Kobashigawa during the ceremony in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Kobashigawa Receives Chair
in Heart Transplantation Medicine

Jon Kobashigawa, M.D., who joined the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation and the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute recently, has been named the inaugural holder of the DSL/Thomas D. Gordon Endowed Chair in Heart Transplantation Medicine. Dr. Kobashigawa is director of the Heart Institute's Heart Transplant Program and an internationally-recognized leader in the care of patients with advanced heart failure.

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Physicans Can Submit Nominations for Maggie Stempson-Carter Award

Physicians Can Submit Nominations for Maggie Stempson-Carter Award

Here is your chance to honor a deserving nurse! Online nominations for the 2010 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are being accepted now through Friday, March 26.

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Web/VS Tip of the Week

Web/VS Tip of the Week

Viewing inpatient and outpatient reports together

You can configure your Web/VS user profile so that inpatient and outpatient reports or only inpatient reports are displayed on the Medical Records listing. The default setting is that inpatient reports only are displayed.

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Azziz Named President of Medical College of Georgia

Azziz Named President of Medical College of Georgia

Ricardo Azziz, M.D., will leave Cedars-Sinai to serve as president of the Medical College of Georgia. He begins his new position effective July 1.

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Residents Welcome to Apply for Research Prize

Residents Welcome to Apply for Research Prize

Submissions due March 26

First-time Cedars-Sinai residents are invited to apply for the Paul Rubenstein, M.D., Prize for Excellence in Resident Research.

The program's objectives are to foster basic and clinical research, to enrich knowledge of health science and to encourage the development of investigative curiosity and attitudes in residents.

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Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events

"A Song to Remember" - March 9


Controversies Surrounding "Brain Death" - March 10


The Other LACMA: Where Do We Stand? - March 12

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Share Your Story

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest by clicking on the link below to e-mail the Chief of Staff's office.

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