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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Sept. 11, 2015 | Archived Issues

New Calendar Is a Better Way to Find Events

Keeping track of medical staff events at Cedars-Sinai just got easier. A new medical staff calendar is available on the Cedars-Sinai website. It contains all the events that traditionally have appeared in the Meetings and Events section of Medical Staff Pulse, but the new calendar is easier to digest and contains useful new features.

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P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About DPP-4 Inhibitors, Canagliflozin

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the August meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about DPP-4 inhibitors and joint pain and has strengthened its warning about fracture risk with canagliflozin.

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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 - September 2015 (PDF)


Milestones

Gary Sugarman, MD, has died.

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Cedars-Sinai Acquires Marina Del Rey Hospital

Cedars-Sinai has purchased the 145-bed Marina Del Rey Hospital and its neighboring medical office building. The acquisition was announced Sept. 1.

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ICD-10 Sessions for Physicians Set for Sept. 21-22

ICD-10 educational sessions for physicians are scheduled for Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 21-22. These CME activities will provide physicians with information on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

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CS-Link Tip: Web/VS Direct Access Discontinued

Effective Sept. 8, the only way to access Web/VS is through CS-Link™. Thanks to your feedback over the past few weeks, key areas of concern have been identified regarding the transition and are addressed in a "crosswalk" document.

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Case Management Has Reason to Celebrate

The Cedars-Sinai Case Management Department will celebrate National Case Management Week from Oct. 12-16. Case management is the process of assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating care across the patient continuum. The department's goals are to achieve quality, cost-effective outcomes, patient satisfaction and an appropriate use of resources.

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Clinical Documentation Course Continues Oct. 6

Participants Can Earn Two Continuing Medical Education Credits

Members of the medical staff can take a "Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians" that meets the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. The Oct. 6 session will take place from from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse 4-5. Participants need to attend just one session. Two continuing medical education credits will be available.

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Healing Gardens Will Bloom on Plaza

A new campus beautification project will soon transform the outdoor Cedars-Sinai Plaza Level into lush gardens of refuge. Construction of four Healing Gardens — complete with water features, seating, special lighting and more — began Sept. 8 on the terraces around the medical center's North and South towers.

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High Holidays Services Begin Sept. 14

Senior Rabbi Jason Weiner, manager of Spiritual Care, will conduct services for the High Holidays at Cedars-Sinai. The services also will feature cantor Jordan Gorfinkel.

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Learn About Mission to Guatemala on Sept. 13

2016 Medical Trip Scheduled for May 7-17

Anyone interested in taking part in Cedars-Sinai's annual medical mission to Guatemala next May should attend a recruitment meeting on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10-11:30 a.m. in Education Conference Center Room B, in the North Tower, Plaza Level. Information on how to volunteer and what to expect will be available.

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Gary Sugarman, MD, Longtime Cardiologist

Gary Sugarman, MD, died Aug. 29 at age 72. Sugarman was an active member of the medical staff in the Division of Cardiology from 1974 until 2008, when he became a member of the emeritus medical staff.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for August

The Circle of Friends program honored 72 people in August. 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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Resisting Heart Failure

Larry Lewis literally lost his heart on a July day a few years ago, but with his optimism and determination — and the expertise of the cardiac-care team at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute — the retired Marine Corps staff sergeant and educator is going strong today.

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