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

Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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

Education Schedule - September 2016 (PDF)  

Education Schedule - October 2016 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

Ashley Vo, PharmD, administrative director of the Transplant Immunotherapy Program at the Comprehensive Transplant Center, receives a flu shot from Wannitta Easterling, RN.

For the protection of patients, visitors and colleagues, all employees are asked to get their annual flu vaccinations by Oct. 14. The vaccinations are free and available to all medical staff members, employees and volunteers.

The schedule for vaccination clinics is as follows:

  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Friday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., PEC 2
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Employee Health Services
  • Monday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Cafeteria Conference Room A
  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Cafeteria Conference Room A
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Harvey Morse Conference Room 6
  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Employee Health Services

Additional clinics are being scheduled. Weekly updates will be published in The Bridge and on the intranet homepage.

Once again, Cedars-Sinai will issue green badge buddies at the time of vaccination. The badge buddies must be worn visibly at all times beginning Nov. 1. Those who decline a vaccination will be issued orange badge buddies.

Staff working in all patient care areas, including the Medical Network, and those who have business at the main medical center are required to be vaccinated. Exceptions may be given for those with approved medical exemptions per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information about this flu season, please view the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF link below) or call Employee Health Services at 310-423-3322 or Hospital Epidemiology at 310-423-5574.

Flu Immunization Policy FAQ - September 2016 (PDF)