Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Recognition for Chugh, Karlan, Shah, Siegel, Rosen, Makoff, Barrett

Physician News

Sumeet Chugh, MD, Beth Y. Karlan, MD, P.K. Shah, MD, and Robert J. Siegel, MD, received honors and awards from top professional organizations, and speaking at a recent palliative care conference were Bradley T. Rosen, MD, Eve Makoff, MD, and Todd Barrett, MD.

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April 24 March to Disrupt Traffic at 6500 Wilshire

The annual march protesting the Armenian genocide will take place Friday, April 24. The march will end around noon with a demonstration outside the Turkish Consulate, 6300 Wilshire Blvd. The demonstration will continue into the early evening.

Because 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the genocide's beginning, traffic, parking and Cedars-Sinai shuttle service at 6500 Wilshire are likely to be affected more than in past years. The shuttles' pickup and dropoff point until 7 p.m. that day will be moved to the Big 5 store at 6601 Wilshire.

Shuttle service to other areas may be disrupted as well. Roads will be closed because of the march, which is expected to draw 15,000 people.

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.

Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - April 2015 (PDF)


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CS-Link Enhancements Coming April 25

New features and functionality will be made to CS-Link™ in the early of hours of Saturday, April 25.

However, you will not see a significant amount of change in your day-to-day workflows or screens. Following are just a few of the enhancements that you can look forward to:

  • Chart search toolbar
  • Multiple personalized order sets
  • Speed button functionality
  • InBasket email reminders

The CS-Link upgrade will require minimal training. However, so that you know what to expect, please view the job aids on CS-Link Central or read the CS-Link Tip in this week's issue of Pulse. 

As part of the upgrade process, you will not be able to create or edit Preference Lists, SmartPhrases, SmartTexts, Macros or InBasket Quick Actions from now through April 26. If you attempt to do so, you will get an error message. You will, however, be able to use your current records.

Finally, this upgrade will require a downtime. CS-Link users will need to log off of the system for approximately four hours beginning April 25 at 1 a.m. and follow downtime procedures. Any orders that cannot be deferred should be placed via paper processes.

The CS-Link Shadow Read-Only SRO environment and Web/VS will be available during the downtime for easy reference to patients' allergies, medication lists, encounter histories, etc.

More details about these CS-Link enhancements are available at cslinkcentral.org.

Related stories in this issue:

CS-Link Upgrade: Patients Able to Share Health Data With Providers

CS-Link Tip: Learn More About April 25 Upgrade