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Chief Operating Officer Mark Gavens to Retire

After 14 years of exemplary service as chief operating officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and executive vice president of the health system’s Hospital Operations, Mark Gavens has decided to retire at the end of this fiscal year.

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A Fateful Decision Leads to Humanitarian Adventure

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Myles J. Cohen, MD, was a new captain in the Air Force when a healthy young man asked him to falsify a medical report to avoid being sent to Vietnam in the tumultuous summer of 1969. Cohen’s fateful decision still weighs on him decades later, but volunteering for a dangerous humanitarian effort in Afghanistan in the 1980s eases his conscience today.

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Skilled Nursing Facilities Lower Readmissions, Study Shows

Providing additional care to Cedars-Sinai patients who have been discharged to skilled nursing facilities helps reduce the likelihood of return to the hospital within 30 days, according to a recently published study about Cedars-Sinai's Enhanced Care Program.

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Lot P4 Closed for Cleaning Nov. 18-19

Lot P4 will be closed for cleaning on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19. The entrance gates will be closed Friday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m. Staff members assigned to park in this garage will park in Lot P8. Your badge will open the gates.

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Security Dangers of Phishing

Enterprise Information Services will be conducting a security education campaign about phishing attacks this month. The campaign is designed to help employees recognize phishing, which is on the rise — especially among attackers who send emails seeking user names and passwords.

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Core Labs Update Instrumentation and Tests

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will update laboratory instrumentation and test methods beginning Monday, Nov. 20.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October


The Circle of Friends program honored 131 people in October. 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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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See product information updates for October from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: Personalizing Upgrades

A common concern surrounding this month's upgrade to CS-Link™ has been the change in colors. The new look is cleaner and brighter, but it's easy to change the colors.

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