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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 25, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Training the CS-Link trainers to help others with new improvements

Chief CS-Link™ Super-user Shaun Miller, MD, is bringing all of his physician super-users up to speed on some new improvements so that they can provide the necessary training to others.

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P&T decisions, micafungin formulary addition

Pharmacy focus

April P&T decisions and pertinent agenda topics are summarized in the PDF linked below. Highlights include: drug shortages update, 2012 priority black box warnings and dabigatran safety updates.

P&T Update - April 2012 (PDF)

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Cedars-Sinai successfully implants its first total artificial heart

Michelle Johnson has helped make Cedars-Sinai history. Over a six-hour operation in mid-January, surgeons removed the 39-year-old San Diego woman's failing heart and implanted an FDA-approved artificial one made of polyurethane, carbon and titanium.

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Medical staff honors 8 South nurse

Monette De Leon, BSN, RN, received the Maggie Stempson-Carter, RN, Excellence in Caring Award. De Leon received an unprecedented nine nominations this year for the medical staff's highest nursing honor.


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Circle of Friends honorees for April

The Circle of Friends program honored 127 people in April. 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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What vitamin D test to order?

During the past decade, there has been an explosion in the number of articles written about vitamin D and its importance in the maintenance of normal bone and muscle function. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone pain, as well as muscle weakness and aches and increased risk of falls.

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Last day to RSVP for Hollywood Bowl tickets

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. To reserve your seat at the Bowl, call (310) 423-2681 today.

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Enlisting viruses for a good cause

After enduring eons of suffering inflicted by viruses, humans are harnessing these infective agents to do good, not evil. That's the mission of the new Viral Vector Core at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Regenerative Medicine Institute.

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Delivering on a beautiful renovation for new moms

With new upgrades that give the Labor and Delivery unit a spa-like feel, mothers will be giving birth at Cedars-Sinai in more comfort than ever. The first of four phases of renovations for Labor and Delivery are complete after eight months of construction.


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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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