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Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Culture of Safety Survey Runs Nov. 4-18

Staff responsible for the care of our patients are invited to take the Culture of Safety Survey, which runs from Monday, Nov. 4, through Nov. 18. Survey results will be available Wednesday, Nov. 20. Watch this video about the importance of the survey.

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On-Demand Video Visits Rolling Out to Patients

Enhancing the patient experience is at the heart of Cedars-Sinai's mission. As the consumer demand for access to online care grows, we need to evolve in order to fulfill this mission and keep pace with the shifting healthcare landscape. This is why Cedars-Sinai is rolling out Video Visit Now, an on-demand video visit service for eligible patients seeking advice for nonurgent health issues. 

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Pavilion Expanding Surgical Operations to 4th Floor

Pavilion's fourth floor will soon be home to 13 new, state-of-the-art operating rooms and 33 preop/recovery spaces. The fourth floor is scheduled to open on Monday, Nov. 11. Surgical services are currently housed on Pavilion's fifth floor, which will still have nine operating rooms outfitted with many of the same advanced technologies and services.  

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Letter From Chief of Staff: Register With Doximity

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Reputation plays a major role in Cedars-Sinai's quest to become the leading destination for healthcare in California and the nation. Achieving this designation depends in part on how actively we network online with our peers and promote the innovative, lifesaving care at Cedars-Sinai.That's where Doximity—the online professional network—can help. Every year, U.S. News & World Report partners with Doximity to conduct its online survey as part of rankings for the nation's top hospitals. If you have not yet joined Doximity, I urge you to become a registered member by visiting Doximity.com by Nov. 1, 2019. 

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Letter From Chief of Staff: Empathia Wellness Program

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

As we continue to emphasize the importance of physician wellness programs, I want to remind you that you now have access to a new service, which is designed to help manage stress and achieve a better balance between work and life. A few months ago, Work and Life Matters broadened its services through a partnership with Empathia Life Matters. The expansion means physicians can call anytime—24 hours a day, seven days a week—to request assistance or referrals.

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New Physician Welcome Reception Set for Nov. 12

A New Physician Welcome Reception is scheduled to be held at the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, 8601 Beverly Blvd., from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 for medical staff joining in either 2018 and 2019. The informal reception, which will feature wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres, will serve as an opportunity for new physicians to network with each other and medical staff leadership in a casual setting.

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Short Survey About Serious Illness Communication Skills

Clinicians are asked to take a brief anonymous survey about Serious Illness Communications Skills. The results will help inform recommendations to make sure clinicians have the necessary comfort and competency with serious illness conversations. You can take the survery here.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for September

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The Circle of Friends program honored 193 people in September. 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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CS-Link Tip: November Update

It's that time of the year again, Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 3. Along with the extra 60 minutes added to your weekend, CS-Link™ will be undergoing an update, which will bring enhancements and new features. Prepare for CS-Link to be down from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

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