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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 15, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

Free Flu Shots Now Available

Free influenza vaccinations are now available to medical staff, including private physicians, in Employee Health Service (EHS) located in SSB-200. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Flu shot clinics are planned this month for ...

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Medication Shortage Update

Pharmacy Focus

Ascorbic Acid 500mg/ml 50ml injection vials ...

Furosemide, Bumetanide, Torsemide ...

Epinephrine 0.1mg/ml 10ml syringes ... 

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Printing Patient Results

Web/VS Tip of the Week

When you need to print patient results, use the "Print" icon at the right end of the silver banner across the top of the page.

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Meetings and Events

Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception
Oct. 19

"Divination and DNA: The Hazard, but Inevitability, of 'Divination' in Our New Genomics"
Oct. 20

Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity
Oct. 22

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CS-Link™ IP2 Go-Live is one week away!

On Oct. 23, Cedars-Sinai will go live with the Inpatient Phase 2 of our electronic medical record, CS-Link™. With this go-live, nearly all nursing and clinical care documentation will be entered into CS-Link. Physicians will view key clinical information in Web/VS through a real-time interface with CS-Link, similar to how CareVue information is viewed today. At the same time, ICU physicians will begin to document and view patient data in CS-Link as CareVue is being retired.

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Lunch is on Us

Annual Medical Staff Meeting is Oct. 18

Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, M.D., will discuss the climate of change at the medical center and President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac will address healthcare reform at the lunch meeting, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

The 2010 Pioneer in Medicine Award will be presented along with the Chief of Staff Award.

Sarah Kilpatrick, M.D., Appointed OB/Gyn Chair

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in maternal-fetal medicine and women’s health, has been appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She will start on Jan. 3, 2011.

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Physicians Continue Their Education

Mariko Ishimori, M.D., right, was one of a dozen aspiring clinical scientists who recently graduated from Cedars-Sinai’s Clinical Scholar Program.

The program is designed for medical residents, fellows and young faculty at Cedars-Sinai. 

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Patient Classification and Surgery (Procedure) Scheduling

In August 2010, Cedars Sinai instituted new processes and procedures with new clinical resources aimed at improving patient classification of surgery and procedure patients.

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Urgent but Routine After-Hours Imaging Studies

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center offers walk-in slots for urgent, but routine imaging studies after normal business hours.

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Stroke Center Aces Survey

Cedars-Sinai’s Stroke Center has been recommended for recertification by The Joint Commission. The survey ended with the surveyor having zero requirements for improvement for the center.

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