Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Letter From Chief of Staff: Physician Wellness

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Wellness is one of the highest priorities of the Medical Staff leadership, and we thank you for completing the recent Physician Wellness Survey and sharing your thoughts. Based on the results, we are working to improve wellness in three major domains—creating a culture of wellness, improving the efficiency of practice and developing personal well-being and resilience.

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Cedars-Sinai Earns State's Highest Ranking

Cedars-Sinai has earned the highest ranking from the state for its ability to prevent four types of infections commonly contracted in healthcare settings. The medical center is one of only two hospitals in California to achieve this accomplishment for 2017.

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Cedars-Sinai Top Ranked in Adult Heart Transplants

The Smidt Heart Institute once again ranked first in the country for completing more adult heart transplants in 2018 than any other U.S. medical center. The Smidt Heart Institute transplant team completed 122 heart transplants during the calendar year, including two heart and kidney transplants.

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Practice Transformation Helps Treat Physician Burnout

Cedars-Sinai is addressing physician burnout through Practice Transformation, a system change intended to not only bring joy back to medicine, but to transform the way in which medical teams work. Watch to learn more about Cedars-Sinai's Practice Transformation.

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Physician Playlists: Kelly Wright, MD

A great soundtrack can bring everything together. In labs, preparation areas and sometimes even the operating room, music can help a team focus, build camaraderie and set the right mood. We're highlighting physicians and their favorite playlists.This week's subject is Kelly Wright, MD, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.

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Honor a Deserving Nurse

Online nominations for the 2018 Maggie Stempson-Carter Excellence in Caring Award for eligible nurses are open through Friday, March 15. Only members of the medical staff may submit a nomination for this award, which recognizes nurses who exemplify professionalism, clinical excellence and caring. 

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Call Value for Troponin Changing March 4

Beginning Monday, March 4, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will change the level at which critical calls for troponin (Tnl) are made from >=0.04 ng/mL to >=0.3 ng/mL. This change should help streamline care to patients, as call frequency at the existing level can sometimes be disruptive.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for January


The Circle of Friends program honored 132 people in January. Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai.

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Security Department Warns of 'Office Creepers'

The Security Department is asking employees to be on guard for workplace intruders. These intruders, known as "office creepers," are non-employees who enter office buildings to steal from employees or the company.

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CS-Link Tip: Dictate Notes Later

CS-Link™ has a job aid called "Dictate Later" that allows users to begin a note on a desktop, insert a partial dictation placeholder and complete the note in Haiku later.

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