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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF August 19, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Staffing Shortage in Pain Management

Effective immediately, due to a temporary shortage of nurse practitioners, the Inpatient Pain Service will limit the scope of its services to the following categories:

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Ob/Gyn to Go Live on CS-Link and OBIX

Labor and Delivery will be replacing their current monitoring and documentation software this Friday night (Saturday morning) at 12:01 am on Aug. 20. Physicians in the Department of Ob/Gyn and nurses working on Labor and Delivery are being trained to use the new software (Stork and OBIX).  

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Circle of Friends Honorees from July

Thirty-two physicians were honored by the Circle of Friends program in July.

Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai. In addition to these physicians, 29 others were recognized.

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Learn about the Next Medical Mission to Guatemala at Aug. 28 Meeting

Would you like to participate in a medical mission in Guatemala? A team of volunteers is planning to aid residents of the Central American country from April 21-30, 2012.

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EIS Now Supports Apple Desktops, Laptops

As of Aug. 17, EIS is now fully supporting Apple desktops and laptops as an alternate standard to "WinTel" PCs. A support team of experienced and Apple-certified desktop engineers and technicians has been assembled to address all of your Apple support and repair needs, and arrangements have been made with a local authorized dealer and repair center for expedited delivery of parts, devices and software.

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Timing is Key for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

Research Corner

While deep brain stimulation has gained recognition by referring physicians as a treatment for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, just half of the patients they recommend are appropriate candidates to begin this relatively new therapy immediately, according to researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

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