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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 28, 2017 | Archived Issues

CS Takes Infection Fight to Nursing Homes

Cedars-Sinai is fighting infections in a new way, by battling them in local skilled nursing facilities before they reach the hospital. The organization is working with eight local nursing homes to ensure patients are getting the appropriate antibiotic at the right time to prevent infections and the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Paul Rubenstein, MD: 1931-2017

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Paul Rubenstein, MD, a longtime physician executive whose vision and drive helped transform Cedars-Sinai from a community hospital into a major academic health system, has died. He was 86. Rubenstein, who oversaw a dramatic expansion of clinical services and research from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, died of congestive heart failure July 4 at a nursing home in Northern California.

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Department of Neurology Named MDA Care Center

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The Department of Neurology was recently designated as an MDA Care Center by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a leading organization in the fight to cure muscle-debilitating diseases.

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Changing Attitudes on Pelvic Floor Disorders

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More than one-third of women in the U.S. may have a weakened or damaged pelvic floor, a sling-like group of muscles and tissues that supports the reproductive, bowel and urinary organs in the pelvis. Many of these women don't know their condition has a medical name — pelvic floor disorder — and often can be treated. What they do know is how their symptoms make them feel, including shame and embarrassment. Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH, is out to change these attitudes.

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Carew Inspires Fellow Transplant Patients

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Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew spoke to transplant patients, their family members, physicians, nurses and other caregivers at the 24th annual Heart and Lung Transplant picnic. The 18-time All-Star received a new heart and kidney at Cedars-Sinai in December. He shared details about his recovery and about meeting his donor’s family.

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Cancer Survivor Credits Cedars-Sinai Vaccine

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This story is part of an occasional series highlighting the #CedarsGratitude effort. Share why you are grateful for Cedars-Sinai.

Every day is a gift. No one knows that better than Mary Wong Lee. When she was diagnosed with a walnut-sized brain tumor, she believed she had only months to live. That was a decade ago. Mary, now 65, still values every moment she has to share with her sons and her husband.

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Sand 'N' Snore Set for Sept. 8

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Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 8, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Those who don't want to sleep on the sand are welcome to enjoy dinner and the evening with colleagues and their families.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See product information updates for July from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: Online CME Training

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CS-Link™ can help save time, eliminate unnecessary clicks and reduce typing time. HealthStream also offers physician efficiency training modules for continuing medical education credit. There are 22 modules that last 15 minutes each.

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