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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF November 2, 2018 | Archived Issues

Annual Staff Meeting Spotlights Quality and Value

Cedars-Sinai leaders took the stage during the annual meeting of the medical staff on Monday, Oct. 22, to share perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the medical center, specifically those relating to providing quality and value in a changing medical landscape.

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Keith Black, MD, Honored With Pioneer in Medicine Award

Keith L. Black, MD, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, is this year's Pioneer in Medicine Award winner for his groundbreaking research and clinical contributions.

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New CS-Link Panels Help Guide Antibiotics Use

Over the last year, Cedars-Sinai’s Antimicrobial Stewardship team has developed antibiotic treatment panels for various indications. The goal of these new indication- and duration-based panels, which are based on Cedars-Sinai empiric treatment guidelines, is to ensure the use of the right antibiotic for the right patient at the right time for the right duration, by providing clinicians with recommendations when they order antibiotics for a particular infection.

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Updating Find a Doctor to Enrich Digital Experience

In an effort to enhance the digital experience, the Find a Doctor feature on Cedars-Sinai’s public website has been updated and now provides basic directory information for all clinicians and clinician/investigators on our medical staff, including Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital and in the Medical Network.

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Before You Throw: Green Repositioning Sheets Don’t Go

Before a patient leaves a room or is transferred to an ambulance or to the morgue, remove green repositioning sheets and place them in the blue laundry bag for cleaning rather than throwing them out. Properly disposing of these soiled sheets and reusing them saves the medical center $150 per linen.

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Prevent Injury With Safe Patient Handling

Safe patient handling is everyone’s responsibility. A Safe Patient Handling and Mobility specialist is here to help educate, train and assist with difficult lifts—24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Rabbi Leads Prayers for Pittsburgh

Senior Rabbi Jason Weiner, director of the Spiritual Care Department, led a solemn prayer vigil for patients, staff members and visitors to mourn, and to call for healing and hope following the Tree of Life synagogue shooting attack in Pittsburgh that left 11 people dead.

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Staff Can Enter Drawing to Win Rams Tickets

As the official health partner of the Los Angeles Rams, Cedars-Sinai is offering staff an opportunity to receive free tickets through a random drawing to the last three home games of the storied NFL franchise this season. To participate in the drawing for the Rams tickets, fill out a brief online form.

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Immersive Sim Center Youth Program Discounted for Staff

The Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is offering employees discounted access to its interactive Healthcare Immersion Program, which aims to educate and inspire young minds interested in or currently pursuing healthcare careers. Staff members can now sign up their children online at a 25 percent discount.

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Apple Pay and Google Wallet Available

Google Wallet and Apple Pay are now accepted at Cedars-Sinai's retail food locations—La Brea Bakery, Plaza Cafe, Artisan Cafe, Ray Charles Cafeteria and Starbucks. 

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CS-Link Tip: Big Changes Over Weekend

When you log onto CS-Link™ after Sunday morning, Nov. 4, you will see many changes. Among the more noticeable ones are that the visit taskbar will always be at the bottom of the screen. Also, your preference list will be the icon with three sideways lollipops. With your orders at the bottom of the screen, you will be able to place an order while in Chart Review or Wrap Up—without having to navigate back.

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