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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 26, 2019 | Archived Issues

Cedars-Sinai Leadership Series: Patient Care

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Watch the third video in a new series featuring executive leaders talking about Cedars-Sinai's most important goals and initiatives. This week, Rekha Murthy, MD, talks about patient care. Murthy is vice president of Medical Affairs and acting chief medical officer.

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Letter From Chief of Staff: Wellness Task Force

A summary of the Wellness Task Force's questionnaire from earlier this year showed that most physicians agree that they feel a great deal of stress from their job, most surveyed felt that they had marginally sufficient time for documentation, and, most felt that there was a need for better work/life balance and better access to exercise opportunities.

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Physician Wellness Tip: Don't Forget the Sunscreen

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Everyone thinks about sun safety during the summer, but it’s important to protect yourself all year long—even on cloudy and hazy days. The sun, as well as tanning beds and sunlamps, gives off an invisible kind of radiation called ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much exposure to UV rays can damage your skin and eyes, and can lead to cancer.

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Preparing for Quakes and Other Disasters

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The recent earthquakes serve as a vivid reminder of the importance of being prepared for an emergency. We offer some disaster-preparation tips for an emergency at Cedars-Sinai, at home or on the road.

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Cedars-Sinai Gives $15 Million to 108 Local Organizations

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Cedars-Sinai is deepening its commitment to the health and wellbeing of underserved populations in Los Angeles County by significantly increasing its financial support for safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness and others who are vulnerable. Cedars-Sinai is contributing $15 million to 108 nonprofit programs and organizations that foster housing stability, provide sustainable programs for homeless residents, and build clinical and financial capacity at community clinics. 

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Deadline for Award Nominations Is Aug. 12

A call for nominations is now open for the Pioneer in Medicine and Master Clinician awards, which will be presented during the annual meeting of the medical staff on Oct. 14, 2019. All medical staff members are eligible to participate, with a panel selecting the winners. Please read more to review criteria and instructions before submitting your nominations.

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Blood Donors Needed During Summer Months

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Employees, friends and families are encouraged to donate blood and platelets for patients at Cedars-Sinai to help ease the strain on the national blood supply caused by a seasonal dip in blood collections. To schedule a donation, visit the Blood Donor Services page or call the Blood Donor Center at 310-423-5346.

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CS-Link Tip: Pre-register for Okta App

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The electronic process for prescribing controlled substances is being simplified. The new process will begin Wednesday, Aug. 7, and require that you pre-register for Okta.

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