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

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - June 2016 (PDF)


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 links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - August 2016 (PDF)

Education Schedule - September 2016 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

Click the "read more" for hours and contact information for surgery scheduling.

Share Your News

Know an interesting colleague we should profile? A story we should tell? Submit your ideas, meetings and events for consideration.

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U.S. News Ranks Cedars-Sinai Nationally in 11 Specialties

Cedars-Sinai has 11 medical specialties nationally ranked and has been named to the Honor Roll in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals 2016-17" issue that was released this week.

Cedars-Sinai was ranked in the top 20 hospitals nationwide (it was number 17), placing it among a group of top healthcare organizations. In addition, the institution was ranked fourth in California and second in the Los Angeles metro area.

The 11 Cedars-Sinai specialties ranked nationally were cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonary; and urology.

The U.S. News rankings are based on measures of quality, patient safety, mortality, hospital volume and other factors, including reputation as determined by physician surveys.

"While we should be justifiably proud of our performance, it also is important to keep these rankings and the proliferation of other 'hospital scorecards' in perspective," said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO. "External validations should not distract us from our most important work — providing the highest-quality care possible. "With this in mind, the U.S. News rankings are one of the many ways we acknowledge the outstanding work that goes on daily at Cedars-Sinai."