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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY December 2016 | Archived Issues

Human Rights Activist to Speak at King Day Celebration

MLK Day Celebration

Human rights activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu will be the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 16. All employees, physicians, visitors and patients are welcome to attend the event, which runs from noon to 1 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Key Changes Coming to Medicare Payment Model

As part of a federal effort to streamline regulations and improve healthcare value and quality, the Medicare payment model will undergo significant change beginning Jan. 1. Under the new rules, eligible clinicians must participate in one of two payment tracks. More than 85 percent of physicians will work with the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, while the remainder will use the Advanced Alternative Payment Model.

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Priselac Speaks About Healthcare Change to Civic Group

Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO, visited a major Los Angeles civic organization recently and offered a glimpse of how he sees the healthcare industry evolving. Priselac spoke about rapidly advancing medical care driven by research discoveries and digital innovations, many of which already are reshaping patient care and the healthcare landscape.

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New Scientists and Clinicians Join Cancer Institute

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute is bolstering its formidable roster of physicians and researchers with the addition of four highly regarded doctors who will expand clinical and investigational options for breast cancer and prostate cancer patients.

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Trauma Program Holds Advanced Courses

As a level 1 trauma hospital, the Department of Surgery's Trauma Program regularly holds courses in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses.

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Researchers Win Grant to Expand Cardiac Cell Study

Researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Department of Medicine are expanding their ongoing evaluation of a novel cell-based therapeutic candidate into the area of pulmonary arterial hypertension. This work will be supported by a recently awarded $7.3 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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Scientist Gives on Giving Tuesday in Honor of Mother's Care

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More than 1,300 employees gave back to Cedars-Sinai last month by sharing their stories of gratitude during the third annual Giving Tuesday experience. The stories provided hope to those facing health challenges, and inspired others to support Cedars-Sinai with meaningful gifts that fund research and lifesaving treatments.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for November

The Circle of Friends program honored 242 people in November. 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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CS-Link Tip: Accessing the National Record Locator Services

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CS-Link™ allows access to Surescripts' National Record Locator Services, which provides a list of healthcare facilities a patient has been seen through Care Everywhere.

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