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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 11, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

New FDA alerts

Pharmacy focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued updates and warnings for phenytoin, fosphenytoin, dronedarone, aliskiren and other drugs.

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Physician news

David Rimoin, MD, PhD, named an American College of Physicians master, Ilana Cass, MD, selected for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship, a Kawasaki disease study by Moshe Arditi, MD, honored at conference, and Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD, received ALS Association award.

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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 - May 2012 (PDF)

Calling Code Sepsis

New protocol reduces mortality in septic inpatients

A new sepsis protocol to administer appropriate antibiotics within the first hour of the onset of sepsis is already producing dramatic results at Cedars-Sinai.

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Test changes in the Core Laboratory

There are many changes taking place in the Core Laboratory. In conjunction with Cedars-Sinai Medicine, the Core Laboratory is constantly looking for improvements that can be made to enhance the quality of care, improve utilization and maintain fiscal responsibility.

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CS-Link update for physicians

The next phase of the CS-Link™ journey is "optimization." This means you will see changes designed to continue to help improve your efficiency. Our medical staff and house officers have endured tremendous change with great success.  As always, your suggestions are welcome. A few tips and reminders follow:

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86 residents matched with Cedars-Sinai this year

Students from Johns Hopkins, Yale and Cornell are among the 86 new residents who will come to Cedars-Sinai this summer.

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RSVP now for summertime fun

Medical staff members and their families are invited to take part in two Cedars-Sinai summer traditions: Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl and Sand N' Snore at the Jonathan Beach Club.


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PATHway to success

Flawless state inspection for Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine lived up to its motto of "Always ready, all the time," when a recent state inspection found its facilities and procedures meet the highest standards.

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What do you know about organ donation?

Cedars-Sinai's Organ Donor Council is conducting a brief 18-question survey of all employees to evaluate individual knowledge, perceptions and beliefs regarding organ donation. Please take a few minutes to participate: www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22FHFS966SR

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Two Chinese orphans treated by Cedars-Sinai team find their 'forever homes'

Just months after a Cedars-Sinai team traveled to China as part of an international mission to help orphans considered unadoptable because of their medical conditions, two of the team's tiny patients have found new homes.


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The art of healing

Cedars-Sinai's vast art collection owes its legacy to a patient's recovery a half-century ago

The art collection at Cedars-Sinai, a remarkable assemblage of more than 4,000 paintings, sculptures, photos, drawings and lithographs, was born in a quiet moment of healing.

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