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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 6, 2018 | Archived Issues

President’s Perspective: Serving the Public

As a nonprofit organization, Cedars-Sinai exists solely to serve the public. Literally every person in the community is a stakeholder, and it is our obligation to strengthen their health as best we can. Without a doubt, the most important way we do this is by providing efficient, affordable, high-quality care to patients.

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20 Employees Honored With President's Award

Co-workers, family members and friends turned out March 27 to honor the latest recipients of the Cedars-Sinai President’s Award.

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Distinguished Woman Leader: Rekha Murthy, MD

In honor of National Women’s History Month—celebrated in March since 1987—and International Women’s Day on March 8, Pulse is featuring Q&A's to celebrate the achievements of our talented female leaders at Cedars-Sinai. This week's interview, which concludes the series, is with a woman nationally recognized for her expertise in hospital epidemiology, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance: Rekha Murthy, MD.

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Annual Yom Ha'Shoah Event to be Held April 11

Cedars-Sinai will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with its 34th annual Yom Ha'Shoah event on Wednesday, April 11. The featured speaker will be Wolf Gruner, professor of history at the University of Southern California and founding director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

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It's Time for Dodger Baseball

As the official medical center of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cedars-Sinai is once again offering staff ticket discounts and promotional events at the ballpark during the 2018 baseball season. Staff will be able to save more than 40 percent off ticket prices for select games when purchasing through a special website for Cedars-Sinai.

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Badge Buddies Required Through April 15

All physicians must continue to display their current influenza badge buddies through April 15, per guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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Sensitive Emails Must be Encrypted With “CSEncrypt”

A reminder to Cedars-Sinai staff that sensitive information sent externally via email must be encrypted. This includes, but is not limited to: patient health information, personally identifiable information and Cedars-Sinai confidential information.

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Medical Library Users Asked to Take Online Survey

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library wants your opinion. The library's annual customer service survey is available now and runs through April 13. The survey aims to better understand the information-seeking behavior of the Cedars-Sinai community, and to measure awareness and satisfaction with library services.

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Core Labs Updating Two Tests in April

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are updating two tests in April. On Monday, April 9, C3, C4, Haptoglobin, IgG (serum only), IgA, IgG, IgM, Prealbumin and Transferin are moving from Beckman Immage to Abbott Architect. On Monday, April 30, the IgG Synthesis Rate will remain on Beckman Immage.

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FDA Warns Consumers About Diaper Rash Product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers of a voluntary recall of a topical drug product Pasta De Lassar Andromaco zinc oxide diaper rash treatment. The product is made by Industria Farmacéutica Andrómaco, Toluca, Mexico, and distributed by MarcasUSA LLC, El Segundo, California.

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CS-Link: Customize Reports on the Schedule

It’s easy to customize a report in CS-Link™ that will provide an easy review of a patient’s information. To start, click on the "schedule" activity and single-click on the patient. Next, click on the blue arrow at the bottom of your screen and the report will be there.

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