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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Aug. 11, 2017 | Archived Issues

Deadly Bacteria Could Reduce Organ Rejection

An experimental treatment derived from a potentially deadly microorganism may provide lifesaving help for kidney transplant patients, according to an international study led by investigators at Cedars-Sinai. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found treating patients with the drug IdeS® before transplantation significantly reduced, and in most cases eliminated, donor-specific antibodies that can cause rejection or failure of new organs.

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U.S. News Best Hospitals 2017-18

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is ranked nationally in 12 specialties and has been named to the "Honor Roll" in the just-released U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2017-18." The medical center was ranked #11 of more than 4,500 hospitals in the nation, placing it among a select group of Honor Roll hospitals.

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Learn About Mission to Guatemala on Aug. 20

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Employees interested in participating in Cedars-Sinai's annual medical mission to Guatemala next February are invited to attend a recruitment meeting on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 10-11:30 a.m. in ECC-A. The 2018 mission will take place in February.

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Librarian Brings Wit and Intellect to Her Work

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For decades, Janet Wulf's inquisitive energy, intellectual curiosity and wry sense of humor have made her an indispensable fixture in the Medical Library. The recent winner of a Cedars-Sinai President's Award is best known for her exhibits that include ones on Civil War medicine, patent medicine bottles and objects removed from human airways.

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Wrestler, Cedars-Sinai Help Save Injured Woman

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One in an occasional series of stories highlighting the #CedarsGratitude effort. Share why you are grateful for Cedars-Sinai here.

Barb Sachs was walking to the grocery store when she was struck by a car. A quick-thinking witness sprang into action, applying ice packs, calling 911 and picking glass out of Sach's hair. The Level 1 trauma team at Cedars-Sinai soon took over and helped save Sach's life.

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CS Joins Effort to Promote Physician Wellbeing

Cedars-Sinai is participating in a national effort to encourage a culture of wellbeing in the clinical learning environment. The wellness subcommittee of the Graduate Medical Education Committee held its first monthly meeting about the national campaign in June to develop plans for resident wellbeing. The Cedars-Sinai group will collaborate with other hospitals from across the country to create and implement programs to help fight the growing nationwide problem of physician burnout and depression.

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Epidemiologist Haile Joins Cancer Institute

Epidemiologist Robert Haile, DrPH, has joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology, at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. The research scientist also will serve as associate director for Translational Population Science.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for July

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The Circle of Friends program honored 85 people in July. 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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Sand 'N' Snore Set for Sept. 8

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Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 8, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. Those who don't want to sleep on the sand are welcome to enjoy dinner and the evening with colleagues and their families.

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Walter E. Berman, MD: 1923-2017

Walter E. Berman, MD, one of the founding members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, died on July 24. He was 94. Berman, an otolaryngologist, began his career in 1954 at Cedars of Lebanon and Mount Sinai hospitals before their merger, and later continued to practice at Cedars-Sinai for decades.

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New Online CME Course on Treating IBD Patients

The Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education and the Office of Continuing Medical Education have developed a new online course for clinicians treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The care of patients with IBD is complex, with treatment options allowing for differing treatment strategies.

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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: Laboratory Culture Reports

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Many physicians have asked for a clearer view of laboratory culture reports and they are available in CS-Link™. First-time users will need to add the report to their summary toolbar using the wrench. Once done, the report will be a click away.

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