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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF October 5, 2018 | Archived Issues

Physicians Invited to Complimentary Wellness Course Oct. 19

Physicians are encouraged to attend a complimentary one-day wellness course on Friday, Oct. 19, to learn ways to find balance between personal and professional life, and address and manage burnout. The course is being led by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and is sponsored by Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, and the medical staff.

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Letter From Chief of Staff: Flu Shots

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Flu shots are now available for free through the medical center’s flu clinics. Similar to last year, all medical staff and employees are required to be vaccinated against the flu by Oct. 12, unless they have an approved exemption.

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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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Keith L. Black, MD, to Receive Pioneer in Medicine Award at Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff

Keith L. Black, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, will receive the Pioneer in Medicine Award at the annual meeting of the medical staff on Monday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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MD/RN Collaborative Survey Coming Soon

Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, physicians and registered nurses are encouraged to participate in the MD/RN Collaborative Satisfaction Survey, which will remain open through Friday, Oct. 19. The confidential and anonymous survey is intended to give clinicians the opportunity to share valuable feedback on how to enhance collaboration, trust and respect among caregivers. Nurses and physicians will receive an email invitation to complete the online survey on Oct. 8. 

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A Look Back at the Cedars-Sinai AIDS Unit

Last week, community members gathered at Cedars-Sinai for a screening of The Unit: Lessons on Living and Dying, a documentary about the Cedars-Sinai AIDS unit. Each employee who worked on the unit—including physicians, nurses, a pharmacist, a dietitian and a social worker—volunteered for the assignment.

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Changes to Semen Analysis Test

Reference ranges on the semen analysis test were updated Monday, Oct. 1.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See production information updates for August from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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Are You a Veteran? Let Us Know

Were you in the military, or do you know a co-worker who was? For Veterans Day, The Bridge wants to honor Cedars-Sinai's military veterans. Please email thebridge@cshs.org to let us know when and in which branch you served, and any notable details about your service. Also, please include your current position at Cedars-Sinai.

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CS-Link Tip: Changes Coming Nov. 4

CS-Link™ is being updated to improve efficiency, and those changes will be ready Nov. 4. The update will bring a host of changes, including one new feature that will allow users to easily delete a SmartBlock.

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