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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 27, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Multivitamin, Multi-Trace Metals Injection Shortage Resolved

Pharmacy Focus

Please note that the Pharmacy Department has been able to secure a sufficient amount of both Infuvite Adult Injectable MVIs (this formulation contains small amounts of Vitamin K-150mcg/10ml) and Adult Multi-Trace Metals (MTE-4). Therefore, these shortages are considered to be resolved at this time.  

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How Do White Blood Cells Detect Invaders to Destroy?

Research Corner

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how our bodies fight disease thanks to a discovery made at Cedars-Sinai. Researchers here found how a receptor on the surface of white blood cells can tell when invading fungi pose an immediate infectious threat. The discovery provides insight into how the body's immune system saves energy by not wasting its "ammo" on invaders that aren't as serious.

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IRB Announces Analyst Designations by Division

The Office of Research Compliance and Quality Improvement has changed its process for distributing the workload among the IRB analysts.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Mandatory Flu Vaccination, CS-Link Training Discussed at Open Forum

Next Forum Set for June 2

Two dozen early risers gathered on Tuesday morning to discuss three controversial proposals that the Medical Executive Committee may soon consider: eight hours of required training for CS-Link™; mandatory flu vaccination; and a plan to manage parking in the South Mezzanine doctors’ lot.

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Bringing CS-Link to Your Private Office

Cedars-Sinai will be providing all physicians on the medical staff the option of using the CS-Link™ electronic medical record software in their private practices.

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Leadership Development Class Graduates

Congratulations to the Class of 2010-11 on their recent graduation from the Medical Staff Leadership Development Program. The program, co-chaired by William Brien, M.D., and Gil Melmed, M.D., is a 10-month course designed to provide potential medical staff leaders an overview of healthcare management concepts and practices.

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Cedars-Sinai E-mail System Change

EIS is upgrading e-mail system servers to Exchange Server 2010 as part of an ongoing effort to provide Cedars-Sinai staff with improved and reliable e-mail services.

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Housestaff Takes the Win

The Housestaff Blues outscored the Attending Staff Gomers 40-36 in this year’s basketball game sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and Community Health and Education.



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Unit Changes, Renovations and Closures

The first of multiple unit changes, renovations and temporary closures were initiated earlier this month and will continue over the next 90 days.

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Patient Satisfaction Is a Crucial Part of Quality Care

President's Perspective

Providing quality patient care is our top priority at Cedars-Sinai, and we measure how we are doing in a variety of ways: adherence to core measures such as "door-to-balloon" time for heart attack patients, incidence of hospital-acquired infections, and unplanned readmissions, to name just a few.

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AHSP Tops Out

With Final Steel Beam in Place, Building Enclosure Begins

The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion topped out on May 11 with the placement of the final structural beam. With the structural steel completed, construction of the 11-story building's energy-efficient, double glass-walled exterior has begun and is expected to be completed a year from now. The Pavilion is set to open in summer 2013.

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Generous Gift to Name AHSP Lobby

When the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion opens in 2013, its lobby will be named after businessman George W. Schaeffer, whose recent gift signifies major philanthropic support for the new building.


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CNO Marks 40 Years at Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai celebrated four decades of dedicated service by its chief nursing officer on May 13, capping off several weeks of honors for Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN. Hundreds attended the 40th anniversary party in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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