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Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Medical Staff Meeting Reflects on Impressive Year

The annual meeting of the medical staff saw an audience of more than 200 fill Harvey Morse Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 14, to reflect on achievements and challenges over the past year. During the two-hour luncheon, presenters recapped an impressive year during which teamwork and problem solving helped to make significant progress against some of the medical center's top challenges, such as capacity and its effects on patient experience and flow.

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Richard V. Riggs, MD, Appointed Chief Medical Officer

By Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

Following a comprehensive national search, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Richard V. Riggs, MD, as senior vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer. Riggs, who currently serves as vice president, chief medical information officer and as chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, has an extraordinary track record leading multidisciplinary teams focusing on clinical quality, safety and efficiency. 

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Cedars-Sinai Leadership Series: People

Watch the next video in a series featuring executive leaders talking about the institution's most important goals and initiatives. This week, Andy Ortiz, senior vice president of Human Resources, talks about one of the four organizational strategic pillars: people.  

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Letter From Chief of Staff: New Incident Reporting System Coming in December

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

Transparency is key to promoting a positive and engaged safety culture. One of the ways we are promoting both transparency and engagement is through the rollout of a new incident reporting system, CS-Safe. CS-Safe will more effectively catalogue near misses, good catches and safety events that affect patients, staff and visitors. It is expected to rollout in December. Information on HealthStream training will be available in the coming weeks.

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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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'Since You Asked': Parking Rates

In this issue's Since You Asked, Jeff Smith, MD, JD, executive vice president of Hospital Operations and chief operating officer for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Andy Ortiz, senior vice president of Human Resources, discuss the upcoming changes in parking rates. Got a question? Email us at sinceyouasked@cshs.org.

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Moshe Arditi, MD, Wins Pioneer in Medicine Award

A physician-scientist who has devoted much of his career to investigating a coronary disease mainly afflicting children and often leaving them with lifelong heart problems has received the Pioneer in Medicine Award for 2019. The award winner, Moshe Arditi, MD, is a leading international expert in Kawasaki Disease, an ailment that is the nation’s No. 1 cause of acquired heart disease among children.

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Mark J. Ault, MD, Receives Master Clinician Award

Mark J. Ault, MD, a 41-year Cedars-Sinai veteran was presented with the institution’s inaugural Master Clinician Award on Oct. 14. The new award was created to recognize a candidate who has made “a substantive contribution to patient care at Cedars-Sinai,” as well as contributions “recognized at a national level by specialty societies or specialty boards.” 

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Panel Discussion Celebrates Women in Medicine

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the U.S. to receive her MD. Today, about half of medical students, and 36% of all physicians, are women. While acknowledging those advances, particularly over the last half-century, participants in a panel discussion at Cedars-Sinai's "Celebrating Women in Medicine" program on Oct. 2 offered mixed assessments of the current status of female physicians.

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Four Young Women in Medicine Talk About Their Careers

Four young women in medicine at Cedars-Sinai recently sat down to talk about their work, career challenges and major influences. They are: Katelyn Atkins, MD, PhD, a radiation oncologist; Carol Lin, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon; Tiffany G. Perry, MD, a neurosurgeon; and, Janet Wei, MD, a cardiologist.

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Reminders for Protecting Patient Privacy

Have you ever said or done something you wish you could take back? Take the example of squeezing too much toothpaste onto your toothbrush—once it's out you can't push the paste back in. When it comes to patient privacy, the same concept applies. When a patient's personal or health information is inappropriately disclosed—whether oral, written or electronic—to the wrong party, this is considered a privacy breach.

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CS-Link: Plan for Unavailable Workflow Tasks

To ensure a smooth transition in the upcoming Nov. 3 update, there will be restrictions on certain tasks in CS-Link™ that may affect you. One week prior to update, you will be unable to create new dashboards or create new or edit existing QuickActions and SmartPhrases.

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