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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF September 6, 2019 | Archived Issues

President's Perspective: Systemness

By Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

What does it mean to be a health system? As Cedars-Sinai Health System continues to evolve, it is a good time to take stock of where we have been, review some key principles and consider what the future will hold.

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Albert, MD, Named Founding Chair in Cardiology

Following an extensive national search, physician-scientist Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, has been named founding chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology at the Smidt Heart Institute. The new Department of Cardiology that Albert will lead aligns with another new department, the Department of Cardiac Surgery.

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Physician Wellness Tip: Walking to Better Health

Walking helps you stay fit and healthy. Being active even lowers your risk for serious health problems, like heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. Check out this whiteboard video by Mike Evans, MD.

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Letter From Chief of Staff: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

In order to ensure a safe and supportive workplace, the Medical Staff has partnered with Cedars-Sinai to implement a new online sexual harassment prevention training program. The new program offers a smoother experience and more relevant content on both sexual harassment and civility.

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Flu Shots for Staff Coming to Cedars-Sinai

Staff members are asked to help Cedars-Sinai protect patients, visitors and colleagues by getting an annual flu vaccination by Friday, Oct. 18. The 2019-20 flu season is expected to extend from Nov. 1 to April 30. All employees, medical staff, vendors, contracted personnel, volunteers, faculty and students must get their annual flu vaccinations. Exceptions may be given for those with approved medical exemptions per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Task Force Lowers Turnover Time in Robotic Cases

A multidisciplinary task force reduced turnover time in fifth floor robotic surgery rooms from an average of 73 minutes to 45 minutes, freeing up staff time and allowing for extra surgery cases on the schedule. After closely observing 20 transitions, watching the progress from start to finish, the group identified several system inefficiencies.

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Morris C. Katz: 1927-2019

Morris C. Katz, an active member of the medical staff in the Department of Medicine who began at Cedars-Sinai in 1980, has died. He was 91. For more about Katz, see his Los Angeles Times obituary.

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Call Goes Out for Christmas Extravaganza Performers

The Spiritual Care Department is seeking actors, comedians, singers, dancers, magicians, poets and other talented employees for its annual event.

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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: Order Panels

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In CS-Link™, clinicians can now create their own order panels in the regular ordering workflows. Clinicians can select some orders in the "Visit Taskbar," then click "Create Panel" to save a new panel containing those orders to their preference list. For more information, visit the CS-Link Tips and Training website.

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