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Covered California Insurance Exchange and Non-Employer Health Insurance

By Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

With California's health insurance exchange, Covered California, set to begin enrollment Oct. 1 for people who are not covered through an employer, and with other ongoing changes in the health insurance marketplace, many of our patients have questions about what they may need to do to ensure they can continue to be covered for their care from Cedars-Sinai and our medical staff.

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Roll Up Your Sleeves Early for the Flu Vaccine

Flu season is unpredictable so physicians are advised to get their flu vaccination early. Free flu shots are now available to all members of the medical staff and can be obtained at one of our convenient flu shot clinics or at Employee Health Services, located on the second floor of the Steven Spielberg Building.

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CS-Link Tip: Dealing With Results

What do you do with a result? Your options are "done," "review," "forward" and "result notes."

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MEC to Get New Members

Several physicians have been approved or nominated for positions on the Medical Executive Committee, the commitee learned at its Sept. 9 meeting.

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Annual Meeting of Medical Staff Is Oct. 21

The annual meeting of the medical staff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Seferian Leads Pediatrics Teaching Mission to Armenia

Given just 48 hours, how could doctors from the United States make a lasting impact on the medical care of seriously ill children in Armenia? For a group led by Edward Seferian, MD, a pediatric critical care physician in Cedars-Sinai's Department of Pediatrics, the answer was to do one of the things they do best: Teach.

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Recognition for Di Vizio, Kateb, Mirhadi, Pfeffer and Rosen

Physician News

Dolores Di Vizio, MD, PhD, earns a $300,000 grant; Babak Kateb, MD, is lead editor of a first-of-its-kind textbook; a study by Amin J. Mirhadi, MD, will be highlighted at ASTRO's annual meeting; Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD, appears in a new documentary; and Bradley T. Rosen, MD, MBA, has a new position.

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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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