Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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4 South Closure for HEPA Filter Project

As previously communicated, we are closing 4 South in July for approximately two weeks so that we can upgrade the HVAC system and enhance the environmental controls in 4SW. We will do everything possible to minimize any disruption to patient care during this planned renovation.

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Save Your Spot at Sand N' Snore

It's not too early to dig out the tent and camping gear for this year's Sand N' Snore. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, July 15, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

Please reserve your tickets by Tuesday, July 5, by calling (310) 423-2681.

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Q&A with the New Chair of OB/GYN

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally renowned expert in maternal-fetal medicine and women’s health, is the newly appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai. Sinai. She was recruited from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was the head of OB/GYN and vice dean for the College of Medicine.

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Hotline Answers Clinicians' Computer Questions

A special hotline has been set up to help clinicians with all their CS-Link and Web/VS questions. For immediate assistance, you can dial ext. 3-6428, option 3. A dedicated physician line is available at ext. 3-2828.

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Prochlorperazine 10mg/2ml Injection Vial Shortage

Pharmacy Focus

Please note that there is once again an acute shortage of prochlorperazine (Compazine®) 10mg/2ml injection vials. (This shortage was last addressed in January 2010.)

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405 Freeway Closure Planned July 16-17 Weekend

Expect Heavy Traffic Delays Near 10-Mile Construction Zone

A 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 between U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 10 will be closed the weekend of July 16-17 as crews demolish and start reconstruction on the Mulholland Drive Bridge. Medical staff members who use this portion of the freeway or surrounding streets are strongly being encouraged to plan alternate routes in advance of this weekend.

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Imaging Case of the Month for June

Make Your Diagnosis

A 29-year-old female presents with frequent headaches and found to have a horizontal jerk nystagmuson physical examination. MRI of the brain was ordered.

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