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Lunch on Us

Annual Medical Staff Meeting is Oct. 24

Chief of Staff Scott Karlan, MD, will discuss the climate of change at the medical center and President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac will speak at the lunch meeting, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

The 2011 Pioneer in Medicine Award will be presented along with the Chief of Staff Award.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff (PDF)

P&T Committee Approvals Released

Pharmacy Focus

Click the PDF below to review the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee's September approvals.

P&T Decisions September 2011 (PDF)

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - October 2011 (PDF)

Progressive Care Units Go Live on Oct. 17

New Units will Accommodate Patients who are not Appropriate for ICU

To better serve our patients who are too sick for regular floor care but do not fit the criteria for ICU admission, Cedars-Sinai will be launching its new Progressive Care Units beginning Monday, Oct. 17.

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President's Perspective: Doing the Right Thing, in the Right Settings, with the Right Resources


As our nation moves toward a medical system that requires greater accountability across all care settings, Cedars-Sinai is engaged in a system-wide initiative that will enable us to stay ahead of the curve and continue to be a national role model in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

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Next Phase of CS-Link Coming March 2

IP3 Launch Event Planned for Oct. 27

In support of Cedars-Sinai's "one patient, one record" vision, the implementation of our electronic health system, CS-Link™, continues. We are scheduled to go live the weekend of March 2, 2012, with Computerized Physician Order Management (CPOM) and physician documentation for clinical care notes, part of Inpatient Phase 3 (IP3).

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Register Now to Run for Her

Annual 5k Walk and Run is Nov. 13

Registration is now open for the seventh annual Run for Her® 5K Friendship Walk and Run on Sunday, Nov. 13. This event supports ovarian cancer research and awareness. To register, go to www.runforher.com.

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117 Honored by Circle of Friends in September


More than 100 people were honored by the Circle of Friends program in August, including 95 physicians. 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.

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Highlights from the Oct. 3 Meeting

MEC Update

The countdown to CS-Link™ and modifications to Medical Staff Rules and Regulations were among the topics at this month's Medical Executive Committee meeting.

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Two-thirds of Hepatitis C Patients Can See Cure in the Half the Time, New Study Finds

Research Corner

Treatment with a telaprevir-based combination regimen for hepatitis C - until now a chronic, destructive and difficult to manage disease - effectively can be shortened to six months in about two-thirds of patients, finds a new study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Fred Poordad, MD, chief of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Cedars-Sinai, was senior author on the study.

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A Rosy Life after Toddler's 2nd Kidney Transplant


Mother who Donated Organ to Daughter will Ride on Rose Parade Float

Cedars-Sinai performed hundreds of organ transplants last year. But one family's remarkable journey stood out when it came time to select who would represent Cedars-Sinai's Comprehensive Transplant Center on the 2012 Donate Life Rose Parade float.

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