Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

A New Mark for the Future of Our Institution

Today, Cedars-Sinai is introducing a new logo! This new logo honors our legacy, while establishing a more approachable, legible and modern visual identity that reflects our commitment to be an accessible institution. This is the first significant update to our logo in nearly 60 years. 

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Letter From Chief of Staff: Invitation to the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

The annual meeting of the medical staff is approaching—Monday, October 14—and I hope you can join us in Harvey Morse Auditorium at 11:30 a.m. for a complimentary lunch, industry insights and recognition of the outstanding work performed this year.

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Physicians and Nurses Encouraged to Attend Free Wellness Course Oct. 18

Physicians and nurses are encouraged to attend a free one-day wellness course on Friday, Oct. 18, to examine the importance of wellness and provide recommendations, tools and resources that healthcare professionals can utilize to develop resiliency, work-life balance and self-care.

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Parking Rate Changes Coming in November

We surveyed the current parking rates for patients, visitors, employees and faculty physicians at our lots and garages. After a thorough analysis, we will be adjusting parking rates in November for all full-time, part-time and per-diem Cedars-Sinai Medical Center employees, independent contractors and faculty physicians who pay for parking. 

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Physician Wellness Tip: Deciding How Much to Eat

Deciding what to put on your plate at meal time can be hard. You want to eat healthy, but you also want to feel satisfied. The good news is that you don't have to figure out nutritional value versus calories on your own. Forget the old food pyramid. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a new online tool called MyPlate.

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High Holidays Services Set for Oct. 8-9

Rabbi Jason Weiner, senior rabbi and director of the Spiritual Care Department, will conduct services for the High Holidays at Cedars-Sinai. The services also will feature cantor Jordan Gorfinkel. The services will be available for viewing on Channel 50 of the inpatient TV system. 

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Holiday of Sukkot Begins Sunday, Oct. 13

The Jewish Festival of Sukkot begins at sunset Sunday, Oct. 13, and lasts until dusk Monday, Oct. 21. The holiday will bring the construction of a large bamboo hut—called a sukkah—on the Plaza Level Terrace. The sukkah is a temporary shelter that serves as a hub of the weeklong celebration.

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Cedars-Sinai Earns Top Score on Hospital Equality Index

Cedars-Sinai achieved a score of 100 on the 2019 Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index. The score confers on the health center a "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" designation. The Healthcare Equality Index is an annual survey that evaluates medical centers' policies and practices that focus on equitable and inclusive care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients and their families. 

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One Kidney and 37 Years of Marriage

After 37 years of marriage, William M. (Bill) Paparian still sings the praises of his wife, Sona Paparian. And lately he's had even more reason to rhapsodize. Bill, a 70-year-old criminal defense lawyer and former mayor of Pasadena, received the lifesaving gift of a kidney from his wife last month at Cedars-Sinai.

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Neil Buchbinder, MD: 1942-2019

Neil Buchbinder, MD, passed away on Sept. 22. He was one of our legendary physicians from the era in which Cedars of Lebanon Cardiology became the renowned Cedars-Sinai Division of Cardiology. With William Ganz, Buchbinder performed the nation’s first successful coronary thrombolysis on his patient with acute myocardial infarction. 

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CS-Link Tip: Using Note Templates in Canto

Clinicians can use system SmartTexts and personal SmartPhrases in their notes created on the mobile version of CS-Link™, Canto, available for the iPad. To use this feature use the "Notes Entry" activity after opening a patient's chart.

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