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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF March 15, 2013 | Archived Issues

Curb Your South Mezzanine Parking - or Risk Losing Access

Physicians are reminded to please restrict their use of the South Mezzanine parking lot to short visits only. Use of the South Mezzanine lot is intended to provide easy access to the campus for physicians who come here for brief periods to round on their patients or attend meetings.

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Memorial Service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, Set for April 18

A memorial service for Leon Morgenstern, MD, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Morgenstern was the founding director of Surgery for Cedars-Sinai and senior adviser to the Center for Healthcare Ethics.

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New Guidelines for Blood Transfusions Implemented

With a 200-year history that includes numerous safety advances, blood transfusion is one of medicine's oldest and most widely accepted practices. Yet recent studies have been unable to confirm the practice's benefit for many patients amid mounting evidence that it does more harm than good.

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Link Between Lifestyle, Insurance Premiums Subject of Debate

Residents Seth Felder, MD, and Tsuyoshi Todo, MD, will take the podium at the 10th Annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition on Thursday, April 18, at 8 a.m. in ECC A-C.

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CS-Link Tip: Creating a Quick Note

You can create a very fast addendum explaining the result of a test ordered in an office visit, without actually having to go in and open, sign and close an addendum.

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Improvements Made to CS-Link

Several improvements were added to CS-Link™ earlier this month. They include updates to Task Reminder and Chart Review, expansion of the Inter-Facility Transfer workflow, and improvements in the Notes function.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for February

The Circle of Friends program honored 136 people in February. 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. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

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July Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore

It's not too early to start thinking about summer, and July has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families.



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A Benign Brain Tumor, a Malignant Tumor, a Love Story and a Doctor's Reassuring Presence

Heather and Tony Tommasi's story involves a benign brain tumor, a malignant brain tumor, a Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeon and frequent reference to the word "fortunately."


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