Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Wear Red on Feb. 1 for Women's Heart Day

Employees are invited to dress in red, participate in heart health screenings and hear from experts in the field for the 14th annual Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Day on Friday, Feb. 1. Amie Mangola, country music singer-songwriter and a grateful patient in the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center, will host the annual Women's Heart Health Day program, which begins at 9 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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MLK III Inspires Hope at Father’s Celebration

On what would have been his father’s 90th birthday, Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of the late civil rights leader, addressed a capacity crowd in Harvey Morse Auditorium for Cedars-Sinai’s 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. His address was a stirring exploration of his childhood, his father's legacy and his vision for a united America.

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Results From Ambulatory High Value Care Committee

A diverse group of physicians and executive leaders recently launched the Ambulatory High Value Care Committee. These leaders worked with key clinicians and engaged in thoughtful redesign to leverage guidelines from Choosing Wisely—a national initiative to reduce healthcare utilization where harm or expense outweighs benefit to the patient—to make progress in five specialties: cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, pain management and preoperative evaluations.

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Feedback From MD/RN Collaborative Satisfaction Survey

Nearly 500 physicians and 1,200 nurses participated in the 2018 MD/RN Collaboration Survey, providing meaningful feedback on ways to enhance effectiveness, collaboration, trust and respect among caregivers.

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Advance Healthcare Directive Now on CS-Link

Completing an advance healthcare directive just became easier. The directive, a legal document reflecting an individual's wishes about receiving medical care, is now available in digital form online after a recent My CS-Link™ update.

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James Grant, MD, Named Chair of Anesthesiology

James D. Grant, MD, MBA, has been appointed chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and physician executive in Perioperative Services. A nationally recognized and accomplished physician leader, Grant brings to Cedars-Sinai a distinguished record of clinical excellence, organizational leadership and administrative expertise.

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Kimchi, MD, Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Asher Kimchi, MD, co-medical director of the Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence at the Smidt Heart Institute and professor of Medicine, has been announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine and Surgery from the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.

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Whiteman, MD, Starts New Leadership Role With AAP

Paula Whiteman, MD, a clinical assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, recently began serving as the District Vice Chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), District IX. She began her three-year term on Jan. 1.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December


The Circle of Friends program honored 329 people in December. 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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Medical Library Offers Classes to Learn New Skills

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Library is offering a variety of classes in January and February. All classes begin at noon in the Medical Library—Plaza Level, South Tower, Room 2815.

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Super Bowl Tailgate Party on Friday, Feb. 1

Cedars-Sinai is hosting its first Super Bowl Tailgate Party Friday, Feb. 1, at 11:30 a.m. on the Taper rooftop. The event will feature traditional tailgate foods, a raffle, games and prizes, which will include signed NFL memorabilia from Rams players Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters and Greg Zuerlein. Tickets are $10.

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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See production information updates for December from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: The Problem List

With more patients and physicians using CS-Link™, the need for Problem List etiquette is critical. The list is not a trash bag to hold every diagnosis ever coded for that patient. Rather, it should be a cogent inventory of active issues.

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