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Honors for Bairey Merz, McGovern, Noble, Shaw

Physician News

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, has received a Professional Achievement Award from the University of Chicago; Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD, FRCP (Lon), and Robin Shaw, MD, PhD, have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation; and a team led by Paul W. Noble, MD, has been awarded a grant by California's stem-cell agency.

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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 - March 2014 (PDF)


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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Upcoming Changes for Dual-Eligible (Medicare and Medi-Cal) Patients

From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

Changes are coming for seniors and people with disabilities who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medi-Cal. This patient population is often referred to as "dual eligible" or "medi-medi."

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ICD-10 Awareness Sessions, Coder Training Set

Physicians can learn about the new ICD-10 coding system at information sessions March 18-20. In addition, Cedars-Sinai will host ICD-10-CM training for physician office coders in August.

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CS-Link Tip: After Visit Summary

Our tip this week is courtesy of Violette Gray, MD. Patients love having an after visit summary (AVS). We want to give them a useful AVS, and we need to give them an AVS to meet meaningful use criteria.

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Spending a Night With Dinosaurs

Medical staff members and their families enjoyed dinner and a sleepover adventure at the Natural History Museum on Feb. 28 for A Night at the Museum. The event was sponsored by Cedars-Sinai.

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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the March 3 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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Topics Sought for Morgenstern Debate

The Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition committee is soliciting suggestions for a topic for this annual event. The debate will convene for its 11th year on Friday, June 6.

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MD/RN Satisfaction Survey Extended To March 14

Collaborative Seeks Input on CS-Link, Patient Safety

This year's MD/RN Collaborative Satisfaction Survey has been extended through March 14. Visit cedars-sinai.edu/MDRNsurvey to share your opinions. Responses are completely confidential.

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Independence Day Event to Feature Steve Martin

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, along with Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell. The event on Thursday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for February

The Circle of Friends program honored 90 people in February. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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Physiatrists Prove Value to Spine Center Patients

There is an emerging emphasis on using nonsurgical spine specialists (spine-trained physiatrists) for initial evaluation and patient management. The goal at the Spine Center is to produce improved functional outcomes as well as to create a better overall experience for the patient population.

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FDA Warns About Unapproved Use of Doribax

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that Doribax (doripenem), an antibacterial drug used to treat patients who develop pneumonia while on ventilators, carries an increased risk of death and lower clinical cure rates compared to use of imipenem and cilastatin for injection.

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