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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF November 16, 2018 | Archived Issues

Supporting Recovery Efforts for Fire and Shooting Victims

Cedars-Sinai will make donations dollar for dollar, up to $10,000, to support relief efforts to help the victims of the California wildfires. Employees can contribute online through a dedicated Cedars-Sinai webpage of the American Red Cross.

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Marina del Rey to Get New Hospital

Cedars-Sinai is embarking on an extensive construction project to replace the 50-year-old Marina del Rey Hospital with a new, state-of-the-art, nine-story structure

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We Want to Hear From You!

Cedars-Sinai is trying to improve the way we communicate with our employees. Please help us by filling out a short survey. The confidential survey only takes about 15 minutes to complete. It can be accessed here.

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President's Perspective: Everyone Deserves It

By Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

While everyone at Cedars-Sinai is rightfully proud of what we accomplish each day, it is equally important to focus on how we treat each other, our patients and ourselves. In this President’s Perspective, I’d like to focus on one of Cedars-Sinai’s core values, respect, and share the institutionwide expectations that apply to each and every one of us. A climate of mutual respect is not only something that every person deserves, it helps bring out the best in all of us.

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Spy Plane Pilot Now Welcomes Babies to the World

Cholene Espinoza, MD, is the second woman to fly a U-2 spy plane for the Air Force, and while her experience "touching the stars" was breathtaking, it doesn't compare to the magic of her richest role yet: welcoming babies to the world. Pulse is running her story in honor of Veterans Day, which was observed on Sunday, Nov. 11.

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A Trauma Surgeon on the Front Lines

Jason Pasley, DO, who joined the Department of Surgery in August, deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and 2017 to serve as the trauma director of the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield, which is about 30 miles north of Kabul. Over both tours, the Air Force Lt. Colonel ran the central command’s busiest hospital, supervised scores of surgeons, nurses and technicians, performed hundreds of surgical operations and saved lives. He called directing the medical unit “balancing the chaos.”

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Advanced Genomic Profiling Now Available

The clinical impact of the new Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Gene panel is broad and will allow Cedars-Sinai to compete with academic medical centers and large reference laboratories to offer the best possible diagnostic testing.

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BMT Program Receives Blue Cross Designation

The Cedars-Sinai Blood and Marrow Transplant Program has been recognized as a Blue Cross Center of Medical Excellence. The designation is awarded to select hospitals that have demonstrated they provide superior specialty care.

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Clinical Informatics Seeking First Fellow

For the first time, the Division of Informatics has received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for a Clinical Informatics Fellowship. The division is actively seeking its first fellow, which is open to residency graduates from any specialty.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See production information updates for October from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: Bookmarks Save Time

Have you ever struggled to find your original visit or a path report in the media tab and then later wanted to return to that document in CS-Link™? Now you can bookmark it and easily find the documents again. You can even see bookmarks that your staff or colleagues have made as well. Using bookmarks is simple and will save you time.

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