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Announcement - John Jenrette, MD, Executive Vice President, Medical Network

From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of John Jenrette, MD, as executive vice president, Medical Network. Dr. Jenrette will be joining Cedars-Sinai on March 14, 2016.

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Nurok, Gewertz Back Team-Directed Care

In a recent issue of JAMA Surgery, Michael Nurok, MD, PhD, and Bruce L. Gewertz, MD, advocate for a more team-based model of medical care in modern hospitals. The two present their viewpoint that the decades-old "captain of the ship" doctrine — which says that the supervising physician is solely responsible for patient care — is inconsistent with today's multidisciplinary, team-based approach to care.

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Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features Douglas Liou, MD, and Allan Tulloch, MD.

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SCORE Marks Three Years of Changing Culture


For three years, teams across Cedars-Sinai have been engaging caregivers around the concept of SCORE, or "Safe Care in the O.R. Everytime." SCORE's unit-based interdisciplinary teams are committed to emphasizing the importance of culture in relation to surgical quality and improvements in the patient safety process. SCORE celebrated its third anniversary this month.

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Ferozali Appointed Director of Medical Education

Ferozali Fozia

Fozia Ferozali, MSN, EdD, has been promoted to director of Medical Education effective Jan. 25. Ferozali is a healthcare leader with 15 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, educator and researcher.

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Klapper to Lecture, Sign Book on Hip Health

Heal Your Hips

Robert Klapper, MD, will give a lecture and will sign his third book, Heal Your Hips, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4-5 p.m. at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Library.

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How's Your Latin?

Ubi Coivimus

Are you able to translate this sign and explain its meaning? It's posted over the doorway to OR7.

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Heart Patient Thanks Doctor Who Saved Him 21 Years Ago

Congenital Heart 1

Raul Figueroa flew from Guatemala City to Los Angeles with one simple mission: to thank the physician who gave him a second chance at life. Figueroa was only 3 months old when he first came to California to meet Alfredo Trento, MD, who was able to repair the hole in his heart more than two decades ago.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

COF Logo

The Circle of Friends program honored 336 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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