In a recent issue of JAMA Surgery, Michael Nurok, MD, PhD, and Bruce L. Gewertz, MD, advocate for a more team-based model of medical care in modern hospitals. The two present their viewpoint that the decades-old "captain of the ship" doctrine — which says that the supervising physician is solely responsible for patient care — is inconsistent with today's multidisciplinary, team-based approach to care.» Read more
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In This Issue:
- Announcement - John Jenrette, MD, Executive Vice President, Medical Network
- Nurok, Gewertz Back Team-Directed Care
- Two Minutes With …
- SCORE Marks Three Years of Changing Culture
- Ferozali Appointed Director of Medical Education
- Klapper to Lecture, Sign Book on Hip Health
- How's Your Latin?
- Heart Patient Thanks Doctor Who Saved Him 21 Years Ago
- Circle of Friends Honorees for December
From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO
I am very pleased to announce the appointment of John Jenrette, MD, as executive vice president, Medical Network. Dr. Jenrette will be joining Cedars-Sinai on March 14, 2016.» Read more
This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features Douglas Liou, MD, and Allan Tulloch, MD.
For three years, teams across Cedars-Sinai have been engaging caregivers around the concept of SCORE, or "Safe Care in the O.R. Everytime." SCORE's unit-based interdisciplinary teams are committed to emphasizing the importance of culture in relation to surgical quality and improvements in the patient safety process. SCORE celebrated its third anniversary this month.» Read more
Fozia Ferozali, MSN, EdD, has been promoted to director of Medical Education effective Jan. 25. Ferozali is a healthcare leader with 15 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, educator and researcher.
Robert Klapper, MD, will give a lecture and will sign his third book, Heal Your Hips, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4-5 p.m. at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Library.
Are you able to translate this sign and explain its meaning? It's posted over the doorway to OR7.
Raul Figueroa flew from Guatemala City to Los Angeles with one simple mission: to thank the physician who gave him a second chance at life. Figueroa was only 3 months old when he first came to California to meet Alfredo Trento, MD, who was able to repair the hole in his heart more than two decades ago.» Read more