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

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - September 2016 (PDF)  

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Surgery Scheduling

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Cedars-Sinai Earns Top Ranking for Patient Survivability

For the eighth consecutive year, Cedars-Sinai has earned the highest ranking from the federal government for patients surviving 30 days after hospitalization based on three conditions: pneumonia, heart failure and acute myocardial infarction.

Cedars-Sinai was "Better than the National Rate" for the three conditions, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Cedars-Sinai is one of only four hospitals nationwide to earn the distinction since the agency began publicly reporting the measures in 2008.

Cedars-Sinai has earned the same ranking for its mortality rate after stroke since the agency began reporting that measure three years ago.

The rankings are significant because they indicate consistent and reliable delivery of high-quality care across a wide variety of patients.

To accurately compare performance among hospitals, the mortality measures adjust for patient characteristics based on varying degrees of illness. These factors include age, gender and comorbidities present on admission. The 30-day window is considered a helpful gauge because most mortalities that occur within this time frame are believed to reflect the quality of care provided during hospitalization.