Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Recognition for Honjo, Reich, Slattery, Azizzadeh, Steiner

Physician News

Tomoyuki Honjo, MD, PhD, has received honors for his work on a vaccine to treat aortic aneurysms; Heidi Reich, MD, has won a Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship; William H. Slattery, MD, and Babak Azizzadeh, MD, have completed a book on the facial nerve; and Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, has been honored by the Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

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Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - November 2013 (PDF)

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Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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Flu Badges Being Distributed to Medical Staff

To help ensure compliance with a Los Angeles County Public Health order issued to hospitals, Cedars-Sinai has begun distributing special ID badge accessories to its employees, medical staff and volunteers, beginning with everyone who works in patient-care areas. The green and orange badges indicate whether the wearer has received a flu vaccination or has chosen to wear an isolation mask instead.

For those members of the medical staff who have not already done so, please take a moment to go online and fill out your flu vaccination status (this site is for medical staff and allied health professionals only). Once you fill out the online form, Medical Staff Services will mail the appropriate badge to you, or you can pick your badge up in the Medical Staff office, Suite 2211, North Tower Plaza Level, during business hours.

Effective Dec. 1, the public health order requires all healthcare workers, including medical staff and house staff, to get the flu vaccination. If you decline vaccination, you are required to wear an isolation mask at all times while in direct contact with patients or while in areas where patient care is provided. Enforcement of Cedars-Sinai's policy, which was approved by the Medical Executive Committee, goes into effect Dec. 15 and will continue through March 31, 2014, when flu season ends. Additional information about the public health order may be found here.

Cedars-Sinai's influenza vaccination policy applies to all paid and unpaid employees, including medical staff, contractors, vendors, students and volunteers, who work in areas where patient care is provided or who have direct contact with patients. Patient-care areas are defined as including all inpatient units (including unit hallways, nursing stations and Pro Tower waiting areas), procedural rooms and ORs, lab draw stations, imaging suites, patient registration areas, and ambulatory care areas where care can be provided. The policy does not apply to entrances or lobby areas, eating areas and nonclinical office space.