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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Aug. 15, 2014 | Archived Issues

P and T Approvals, Tramadol Change, Warnings About Promacta and Sporanox

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June 3 meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, tramadol is now being managed as a controlled substance, and the federal government has released a warning about Promacta and a list of contraindications for Sporanox.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - August 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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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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New Outpatient Transplant Center to Open Soon

Two work rooms at the new transplant facility provide meeting space for physicians.

Transplant physicians are preparing to see patients in Cedars-Sinai's new Comprehensive Transplant Center outpatient facility shortly after Labor Day.

"This facility represents such a huge benefit to our transplant patients, who will now have access to all of their transplant physicians and many of their support services in one location," said Andrew S. Klein, MD, director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center. "The building features easy access for our patients, and when they arrive at the valet area, they will take the elevator straight to the third-floor clinic area for their appointment."

The new third-floor clinical space features 22 spacious exam rooms.

Physicians and other staff members can relax and take meal breaks on an outdoor patio on the second floor of the new center.

Located on the southeast corner of Beverly Boulevard and South La Peer Drive, the 32,000-square-foot Transplant Center will house clinical and administrative services for liver, kidney, pancreas and lung transplant patients in a three-story building with a two-story subterranean parking garage. The facility features nearly 12,000 square feet of clinic space, including 22 exam rooms, a three-bay phlebotomy room and a dedicated space for infusion therapy services.

"The building was originally configured as a residential/retail space, so it features numerous design elements that will enhance the patient experience, such as an open floor plan and large windows that allow natural light to come in," says Zeke Triana, AIA, director of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. "As soon as patients step into the third-floor waiting room, they will have a breathtaking view of the Hollywood Hills. There is also plenty of onsite parking, and patients will have the option of self-parking or using the valet. In addition, there is ample parking for staff members."

Administrative personnel already have moved into their new offices on the second floor of the building, which features an outdoor patio area. These employees include staff members from the Liver Disease and Transplant Center, the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Center and the Lung Transplant Center. They do not include members of the Heart Transplant team, who will remain in their current offices in the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion and the Pacific Theatres building, as well as private-practice offices on Le Doux Road.

Clinical personnel will move in pending an inspection of the new facility by the California Department of Public Health this month.