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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2014 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

Click the "read more" to see information about upcoming Surgery Grand Rounds.


Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.


Education Schedule

Click the PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule for April.

Education Calendar - April (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling - New Hours as of May 1

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling. As of May 1, hours of operation will be Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Share Your News

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Flu 'Badge Buddies' No Longer Needed

Thank you for all the efforts this winter season helping keep our patients, visitors and fellow staff safe.

The medical center is no longer requiring the green and orange flu ID badge accessories to be worn. In addition, unvaccinated personnel will no longer have to wear isolation masks.

Badges should be discarded in a blue recycling bin or a regular trash container as they cannot be used again next season.

Influenza activity in Los Angeles County continues to decline, with a positive influenza rate of only 2.9 percent being reported by area laboratories to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health as of March 14. At the peak of the season, an estimated 27 percent of people admitted to Los Angeles County emergency departments with influenza-like illness tested positive for the flu.

Typically, influenza season begins in the fall and ends March 31.