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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 25, 2013 | Archived Issues

New Flu Vaccination Policy Announced

Effective Dec. 15, Physicians and All Other Healthcare Workers Must Be Vaccinated or Wear Masks in Patient Care Areas

To help ensure our patients' safety and to comply with a recent mandate issued by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer, Cedars-Sinai is implementing a new influenza vaccination policy.

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Renowned Cardiac Division Chief Receives Prestigious Pioneer in Medicine Award

James S. Forrester, MD, Cedars-Sinai's former chief of the Division of Cardiology who led several advances in clinical cardiac research that revolutionized the field, received the 2013 Pioneer in Medicine award at the medical staff's annual meeting on Oct. 21.

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CS-Link Tip: Epic Earth

Have you noticed the little earth icon at the top of your Epic toolbar in CS-Link™? Click it and launch Epic Earth. From here you can participate in discussions, take a peek at upcoming Epic features, connect with physicians in your specialty or with your skill set, look at clinical programs and collaborate on projects.

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Nurses Can Now Initiate Testing for C. difficile

The Medical Executive Committee has approved a protocol to allow nurses to initiate stool testing for Clostridium difficile without waiting for a physician order.

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New Blood Test Could Help Millions of Patients with Gastrointestinal Disorders

For the first time, a simple blood test may be the best way to determine if a patient is suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) rather than another serious condition such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to Cedars-Sinai physician researcher Mark Pimentel, MD, lead author of a multicenter clinical trial.

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Medical Library Launches Live Chat Service

The Medical Library has launched an information service called "Ask a Librarian." The new live chat service allows patrons to click on a link on the library homepage and ask a question.
 

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Course Covers Oncology Treatments, Personalized Medicine

A Continuing Medical Education course called "New Therapeutics in Oncology: The Road to Personalized Medicine"  is scheduled for Nov. 8-9 at Cedars-Sinai.

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How to Participate in Run for Her

Last year, more than 1,300 Cedars-Sinai employees, their relatives and friends participated in the Run for Her®. This year, we want to surpass that number. Whether you want to join an existing team, start a team, or participate as an individual, we've got the details on how to get started.

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