Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Approvals

Pharmacy Focus

Highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - June 2016 (PDF)

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 - July 2016 (PDF)


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Survey Says Employees Largely Satisfied With Jobs

Cedars-Sinai employees were largely satisfied with their jobs in 2016, continuing a pattern of high workplace fulfillment, according to this year's Employee Engagement Survey.

Eighty-nine percent of 9,800 employees who answered the survey said they were engaged or content, compared to the 2015 figure of 88 percent. Such highly engaged employees are seen as essential in advancing the organization's mission of providing high-value, patient-centered care.

Sixty-nine percent of employees said that Cedars-Sinai exceeds expectations in three important cultural areas: informing employees of the organization's future plans and directions, valuing ideas and suggestions, and managers being open and responsive to staff input. Last year, about 68 percent responded this way.

"In the healthcare community, higher engagement scores are also tied to higher patient satisfaction scores," said Andy Ortiz, senior vice president, Human Resources and Organization Development. "We value employee feedback and will continue to nurture a culture that encourages collaboration and continuous open dialogue between management and staff. Our employees' input and ideas are critical to our success."

The annual survey is a key to attracting, retaining, developing and optimizing staff performance and to positioning Cedars-Sinai as a preferred healthcare employer. The survey was taken by employees across the health system.

The results are being shared within departments and will be used to develop action plans to address salient issues raised by the survey.