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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY September 2017 | Archived Issues

Three Decades of Innovation

The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute has marked another year of landmark achievements. Our program ranked fourth nationally in Adult Cardiology and Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report's “Best Hospitals 2017-2018," while also setting records and continuing to be an international leader in a broad array of treatments.

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Alfonso Chicas Named Executive Director for Perioperative Services

Alfonso Chicas, RN, MSN, CNOR, NE-BC has been named executive director for Perioperative Services. Chicas comes to Cedars-Sinai with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, with the last 10 years as director of Perioperative Services in the Houston Methodist Hospital System in Texas.

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A Life in a Day – Gabriel Goldberg

Last Labor Day weekend, Gabriel Goldberg suffered a severe stroke while working out at his Beverly Hills gym. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai, home to one of three comprehensive stroke programs in Southern California, where a sophisticated procedure saved his life. Today, the energetic 44-year-old photographer has returned to an active, full life.

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Chief Medical Officer Langberg to Retire

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After 38 years of extraordinary service to Cedars-Sinai and working closely with our medical staff, Board leadership, nursing and others to build Cedars-Sinai's nationally recognized performance in quality and safety, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Michael Langberg, MD, has informed me of his plans to begin his retirement on May 1, 2018. He has agreed to remain in a part-time consulting capacity through October.

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New Forums Provide Caregivers With Emotional Outlet

Schwartz Rounds, the multidisciplinary forum for healthcare providers to foster compassionate care and to discuss social and emotional issues that arise from patient care, will hold its next event on Nov. 3, with the theme of "Finding Joy in Unexpected Places."

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New Team Expedites Care of Pulmonary Embolism

The Cedars-Sinai Pulmonary Embolism Response Team is a new multidisciplinary team that provides rapid triage and access to state-of-the-art care for intermediate and high-risk pulmonary embolism, the third-leading cause of death after coronary artery disease and stroke.

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Precision Health Project Proposals Due Oct. 6

Cedars-Sinai Precision Health has issued a request for proposals to fund Cedars-Sinai investigators in 2017-18. This initiative aims to drive the development of the newest technology and best research, coupled with the finest clinical practice, to rapidly deliver precise and personalized healthcare solutions to Cedars-Sinai patients. Summary proposal applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 6.

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Symposium: Getting Real About Virtual Reality

Registration has opened for a March symposium and hands-on workshop at Cedars-Sinai that will focus on how to integrate virtual reality technology into patient care. Target audiences include clinicians, patients, hospital staff, industry leaders, researchers, investors and journalists.

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Alexander Honored at Neurointerventional Meeting

Michael Alexander, MD, vice chair of Neurosurgery, has been inducted into the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery's first class of society fellows. Alexander received the honor in recognition of his contributions to the treatment of brain aneurysms and innovations in intracranial artery stenting.

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Core Labs Moving Tests to Abbott Platforms

To improve efficiency, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is moving a number of tests to Abbott platforms beginning Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See product information updates for September from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: Setting Up a Problem List

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CS-Link™ can show you the problems that are pertinent to your care. The list will sort by a physiologic system when you choose "System" for your list view.

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