Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

MEC Update

At its Sept. 3, 2010, meeting, the Medical Executive Committee revised the rules and regulations regarding attendance at committees and added a step to the physician hand hygiene accountability plan, among other things.

MEC Morning After Report - September 2010

Physician News

Robert Klapper, M.D. …

Howard Allen, M.D., and Robert Siegel, M.D. …

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Procedure Center Reports in Web/VS

Web/VS Tip of the Week

Reports from the Procedure Center are viewable in Web/VS in PDF format. If a patient has a recent Procedure Report, a link to the report will be shown in the "Recent Results" listing that is displayed by default after a patient is selected. 

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Meetings and Events

Politics and PBS: What You Don’t See on TV – Sept. 24

Irwin M. Weinstein, M.D., Endowed Lectureship in Health and Public Policy – Oct. 8

Medical Student Reception – Oct. 19 (RSVP by Oct. 15)

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Renovations to Start on ED, Thalians

In the next 90 days, Cedars-Sinai will be initiating a number of renovation and facility upgrade projects aimed at improving the efficiency, appearance, and operational safety of the patient care services in these units. These include:

  • The inpatient dialysis unit located on 6SW will close for renovations on Sept. 24, 2010. The renovation is expected to take approximately nine months. During this time, all dialysis treatments will be performed one on one at the bedside.
  • The Emergency Department’s capacity to care for patients will be expanding through the construction of new adjacent space in the street level Saperstein Building. That renovation will begin around Oct. 1, 2010.
  • The newly renovated 5NW patient care unit will reopen with 32 beds in November 2010. Consistent with the unit renovation schedule, 5NE will then suspend 16 of its beds in order to begin its renovation (December 2010).
  • A comprehensive room and unit renovation will require the suspension of 27 acute psychiatric beds in Thalians in December 2010. Renovations are estimated to occur over a 12- to 18-month period.