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Cedars-Sinai Cares for Thousands at Telemundo Health Fair

Thousands of low-income Los Angeles residents received free health screenings, vaccinations and wellness education from physicians, nurses and health professionals from Cedars-Sinai, a partner with Telemundo 52 Los Angeles/KVEA for its 14th annual Health Fair, La Feria de la Salud. The daylong event on March 11 brought together 18 community organizations, which offered free health screenings and education to an estimated 25,000 residents at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Barbers Lower Blood Pressure in African-American Men

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African-American men successfully lowered their high blood pressure to healthy levels when aided by a pharmacist and their local barber, according to a new study from the Smidt Heart Institute. The findings were published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine and presented as a Late-Breaking Clinical Trial at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Orlando.

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Distinguished Woman Leader: Peggy Miles, 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 the achievements of our talented female leaders at Cedars-Sinai. This issue's interview is with a pioneer who was the first—and to date only—female chief of staff at Cedars-Sinai: Peggy Miles, MD. Miles was chief of staff from January 2016 to December 2017, and is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine. Miles is an active clinician-teacher and medical director of Employee Health Services.

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President's Award Ceremony Is March 27

Cedars-Sinai will honor 20 employees with the President’s Award on Tuesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Honor a Deserving Nurse

Online nominations for the 2018 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are open through Friday, March 23. Only members of the medical staff may submit a nomination for this award, which recognizes nurses who exemplify professionalism, clinical excellence and caring.

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Brainworks Program Marks 20 Years of Inspiring Students

Keith L. Black, MD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, welcomed about 170 middle and high school students to the annual Brainworks event on March 12. The program, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, is designed to expose students to scientific and technological advances in neurosurgery and other healthcare specialties to inspire the next generation of doctors and scientists.

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State-Mandated Workplace Violence Training Due April 1

Under revised rules from the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, all Cedars-Sinai employees are required to complete workplace violence training by April 1. 

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Outpatient Rehab Latest Area to Benefit From Improved Patient Surveys

Cedars-Sinai has launched survey improvements for outpatient rehabilitation patients, the next step in a nearly two-year effort to become more responsive by deepening the understanding of patient experiences.

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Core Labs To Update Reflex Test Codes

The Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will update two new reflex test codes beginning Tuesday, April 17.

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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 goals are 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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Circle of Friends Honorees for February


The Circle of Friends program honored 90 people in February. 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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CS-Link Getting Lab Results to Patients

Another reason to encourage patients to sign up for My CS-Link™ is to receive lab results. While most lab results are automatically released, physicians can manually send lab results from their InBasket or from Chart Review. Personal comments can easily be added to the results as well.

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