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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 8, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Meetings and events


Grand rounds

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Upcoming CME conferences

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CME Newsletter - June 2012 (PDF)


In memoriam

The following medical staff members recently passed away:

  • Irving H. Berkovitz, MD (1924-2012)
  • Stephen H. Greenberg, MD (1944-2012)
  • Sivam Ramanathan, MD (1943-2012)
  • David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD (1936-2012)

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As bridge soars, AHSP reaches another major milestone

They arrived on campus a few weeks ago under police escort and have cast an imposing shadow on Sherbourne Avenue with their sheer heft and size. Friday, June 15, a crane will lift the first half of the enormous, 184-foot-long trusses into place to form the pedestrian bridge connecting the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion to the medical center on the fifth-floor level.

The bridge itself will go up in two sections.The first section to be erected on Friday, June 15, weighs 75 tons and is the larger of the two.It will connect to the Pavilion on the east side of Sherbourne. The second, smaller section will be erected on Sunday, June 17, and will connect to the medical center on the west side of Sherbourne. For several weeks, a gap of approximately five feet will be visible between the bridge and the medical center until the expansion joint that completes the bridge is installed.

The fifth-floor pedestrian bridge represents another major construction milestone for the Pavilion, which is now fully enclosed. Workers already are installing flooring and drywall inside the 11-story, 820,000-square-foot building, scheduled to open in summer 2013.

Once completed, the Pavilion will feature outpatient clinics, procedure space and state-of-the-art research laboratories with large open lab suites and shared office spaces. These innovative, open design spaces will allow physicians and scientists to collaborate closely in developing new procedures and treatments for patients. Inside the two-story George W. Schaeffer Lobby on the Plaza Level, employees, patients and visitors will have access to the AHSP café, an education center, the Board Room, Imaging, Pre-Procedure Center and the Outpatient Pharmacy. The Pavilion also features six stories of parking, including three that are subterranean.