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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 22, 2013 | Archived Issues

Formulary Expanded; FDA Warns About Immune Globulins, Spinal Catheters, Cardiac Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee added ticagrelor (Brilinta®) to the formulary and took other actions Oct. 1. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cautioned about human immune globulin products, the use of spinal catheters in patients taking anticoagulants and two cardiac stress test agents.

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CME Newsletter - November 2013 (PDF)

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New Exhibit Will Display Cedars-Sinai's History

A photo, displayed to promote an upcoming Historical Conservancy exhibit, shows Kaspare Cohn Hospital, a predecessor of Cedars-Sinai.

If you walk down the hallway near the Medical Library, stop to check out the large photo of the old house that's on display — the black-and-white image of an ornately designed, Queen Anne-style residence.

That house was where Cedars-Sinai began. And the photo is the beginning of what will soon be a new Historical Conservancy exhibit, a permanent display of documents and artifacts related to the medical center's storied past.

"That photo shows the first tangible building in the evolution of what, over the decades, has become our current medical center," said Leo Gordon, MD, an attending physician who has been on the staff of Cedars-Sinai for 35 years. Gordon is a founding member of the committee that, for the past eight years, has worked to turn the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy from an idea into an archive.

The purpose of the conservancy is to collect, restore and preserve artifacts and documents related to the founding and development of the medical center and the significant role it has played in Los Angeles and the area's Jewish community.

"A lot of people don't realize the hospital is 112 years old," Gordon said. "The medical center represents the evolution of a high standard of medical care, and its growth is closely tied to the growth of Los Angeles."

The exhibit will open on June 6, 2014, the date of Cedars-Sinai's first Founder's Day celebration, which the medical center is planning to make into an annual observance. The exhibit will trace the growth of Cedars-Sinai from its first days as the Kaspare Cohn Hospital — founded in 1902 in that ornate house, still standing in what is now Angelino Heights — to today's medical center.

The hallway has always honored Cedars-Sinai's past by displaying historical photos of the Medical Executive Committee. Those photos will be incorporated into the new display, which will also include more photographs, historical documents and collectibles such as a parking sticker from 1966 and a hospital menu from 1954.

The hallway runs along the north side of the South Tower. The photo is visible from the front doors of the Plaza Café.

Until the exhibit makes its debut, a different photograph featuring a major figure from the medical center’s history will be displayed each month. To stimulate interest in the project, a question about each photo (and the answer) will be posted with it.

"We're a unique institution with a unique history, and we share a sizable portion of that history with both the Jewish community and with the city of Los Angeles," said Jonathan Schreiber, director of Community Engagement. "The medical center and the city grew on parallel tracks — a lot of the innovations here were directly tied to what was happening in the city at the time — and so our pasts are intertwined."

If you have Cedars-Sinai memorabilia that you would like to donate to the archives, you can contact the conservancy at 323-866-2925 or conservancy@cshs.org.