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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 21, 2016 | Archived Issues

Karlan Honored With Pioneer in Medicine Award

Beth Y. Karlan, MD, director of the Women's Cancer Program in the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, can add one more accolade to her considerable list of achievements: recipient of the prestigious 2017 Pioneer in Medicine award, which recognizes the clinical and research contributions of a Cedars-Sinai medical staff member.

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Figlin to Lead Initiative to Integrate Cancer Care

Figlin

In an effort to standardize cancer care and ensure optimal treatment of patients, Cedars-Sinai has appointed Robert A. Figlin, MD, to integrate research and clinical strategies across the organization. Figlin will serve as deputy director of the Integrated Oncology Service Line at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

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Cedars-Sinai Wins National Award for Patient Care

Cedars-Sinai has earned a top award for the quality and efficiency of its patient care. The health system received a 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award by ranking eighth out of more than 100 academic medical centers participating in a study by Vizient Inc., a healthcare performance improvement company.

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MD/RN Collaborative Survey Seeking Feedback

Physicians and registered nurses are encouraged to participate in the MD/RN Collaborative Satisfaction Survey, which is open through Nov. 4. The confidential survey is intended to give clinicians the opportunity to share valuable feedback on how to enhance collaboration, trust and respect among caregivers. Survey results will also be used to help set goals and initiatives for the MD/RN Collaborative Committee.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through Dec. 7

Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to change their coverage during the annual open enrollment period that runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. In addition to accepting traditional, fee-for-service Medicare plans, Cedars-Sinai also participates in three Medicare Advantage plans.

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Central Processing Is Now Sterile Processing

Central Processing, which helps make sure operating rooms have clean and sterilized surgical instruments, has a new name — Sterile Processing Department. It’s now a department within Perioperative Services.

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Presidential Health Is Topic of Nov. 4 Lecture

Leo Gordon, MD, will discuss "When Your Patient Is the President: Vignettes in Presidential Health." Gordon is a longtime member of the medical staff in the Department of Surgery. The event will take place Friday, Nov. 4, at noon in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored 92 people in September. 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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Point of Care Tool Allows Clinicians to Earn Credits

UpToDate, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, is a point-of-care tool that allows clinicians to research clinical problems and earn continuing medical education, continuing education and continuing professional development credit.

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Training Available for Nov. 6 CS-Link Upgrade

The new CS-Link™ upgrade begins Sunday, Nov. 6. Physician training sessions have been scheduled.

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CS-Link Tip: Listing Common Diagnoses

CS-Link™ can help you avoid the sometimes-cumbersome task of picking from a long list of specifics when typing in a common diagnosis. Instead you can add the diagnosis to a common diagnoses button list.

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