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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 25, 2014 | Archived Issues

Recognition for Chugh, Marban, Metz, Sandler

Physician News

Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, and Sumeet Chugh, MD, have won awards from the American College of Cardiology; Richard J. Metz, MD, is being honored by the National Hemophilia Foundation; and Howard Sandler, MD, will receive an award from the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - April 2014 (PDF)


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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Cedars-Sinai Designing 'O.R. of the Future'

Partnership With Military Aims to Streamline, Improve Trauma Care

Cedars-Sinai has partnered with the U.S. military to design the "operating room of the future" that will enable emergency medical teams to respond more quickly and effectively to patients with life-threatening injuries. The project is called "OR 360."

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CS-Link Tip: Using SmartPhrases

This week's tip is from Chief of Staff Chris Ng, MD. Never type the same thing twice in CS-Link™. Instead, remember that you can make a SmartPhrase on the fly.

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High-Quality Care Doesn't End With Discharge

A new collaboration between Cedars-Sinai and five highly vetted home health agencies seeks to ensure that patients discharged from the hospital to home health receive the highest-quality care.

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Switch to ICD-10 Delayed; Preparation Continues

Cedars-Sinai will continue preparing to switch to ICD-10, although the U.S. government has delayed implementation of the coding system for a year. A federal law that took effect April 1 pushes the compliance date for ICD-10 to Oct. 1, 2015. The deadline had been Oct. 1 of this year.

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New Parking Rates for Patients, Visitors

Cedars-Sinai will implement new patient and visitor parking rates effective May 1. In keeping with prevailing parking rates in this area, Cedars-Sinai will no longer provide free parking, and the daily cost of validated self-parking will be increased from $4 to a maximum of $5.

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Fireworks, Sand 'N' Snore Are on the Horizon

Summer has a couple of treats in store for medical staff members and their families: the Independence Day celebration at the Hollywood Bowl on July 3, and the Sand 'N' Snore sleepover on Sept. 5.


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Morgenstern Debaters to Tackle Robotics

Robotics in medicine is the subject of this year's Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. The debate will convene for its 11th year on Friday, June 6, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.


 

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FDA Warns of Epidural Corticosteroid Injections

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis and death.

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Movie History, From Mount Sinai to Cedars-Sinai

Medical Center Is Home to DeMille's Ten Commandments Tablets

Cedars-Sinai is connected to the biblical story of Exodus by a rare piece of cinematic history — a set of Ten Commandments tablets that were commissioned by the legendary director Cecil B. DeMille.

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