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Letter From Chief of Staff: Invitation to the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Please join us for the annual meeting of the medical staff on Monday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, will provide his perspective on the healthcare environment in his address, "Challenges Are Opportunities."

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New Campus Navigation Tool Available for Smartphones

Patients, visitors and employees looking to navigate the medical center now have a valuable tool at their fingertips: their phones. The latest update to the Cedars-Sinai app provides users with access to an interactive map and a range of new navigational features, allowing them to locate points of interest and receive step-by-step directions across the medical center.

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Accelerated Innovations on Display at Demo Day

Eight health-tech startups that formed the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator's fourth class pitched their leading-edge technologies to investors during Demo Day at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Oct. 9. 

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Trendsetters' Symposium on Technology Set for Oct. 23

Trendsetters, a grassroots group of Cedars-Sinai professionals focused on networking and professional growth, is holding its Symposium on Technology Oct. 23 to spotlight and discuss innovative technological initiatives currently underway. All employees are invited to attend.

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Corporate Integrity Training Now Available

FY19 Corporate Integrity Compliance Training is now available on HealthStream. The training is mandatory for all staff members and must be completed by Dec. 31, 2018.

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How to Support Cedars-Sinai’s Hurricane Relief Efforts

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

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Chief Pharmacy Officer Leads Drive For State Law

Rita Shane, PharmD. chief pharmacy officer, played a pivotal role in the passage of Senate Bill 1254, which now requires California hospital pharmacy staff to obtain an accurate medication history for every high-risk patient upon admission. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Sept. 22.

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Norman Rotenberg, MD: 1926-2018

Norman Rotenberg, an active member of the medical staff as an attending since May 1958, has died. He was 91. A veteran of World War II, Rotenberg was a two-term chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai during the 1990s. He also served as team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders from 1979 to 1996.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for September


The Circle of Friends program honored 189 people in September. 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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Medical Library Offers Classes to Learn New Skills

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library is offering a variety of classes through the end of the year. All half-hour classes begin at noon and will be held in the Medical Library—Plaza Level, South Tower, Room 2815.

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CS-Link Tip: November Upgrade

The first week of November will bring significant upgrades to CS-Link™. One of the areas that will be impacted most will be ordering. The upgrade will place an "order taskbar" at the bottom of your screen, which will always be visible. The icon with three lines next to the taskbar will be the preference list.

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