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Cancer Institute Receives Rare Accreditation Honor

The Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai has been honored with a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the college's quality assurance program, called the Commission on Cancer, demonstrates a cancer program's commitment to high-quality, multidisciplinary patient care. A three-year accreditation with commendation is awarded only to programs that comply with all standards at the time of a comprehensive, on-site survey.

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New Requirements for OR and Procedural Areas

There is a new requirement in all OR and procedural areas for surgeons and proceduralists to complete SEPARATE attestation and interval H&P notes prior to starting a case. To support this new workflow, there will be changes in CS-Link™ to help improve efficiency and assure compliance with regulatory requirements. We encourage everybody to use the available "Surgical" and "Procedural" navigators to walk you through these steps in CS-Link.

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Cedars-Sinai Teaches Trauma Class at L.A. Convention Center

As part of Cedars-Sinai's mission to be a community leader in trauma education, the Department of Surgery's Trauma Program helped teach a Stop the Bleed (STB) course for staff and leadership at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 5, 2017.

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Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the faculty in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features Alexandra Gangi, MD.

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Surgeons Present at ACS Clinical Congress

A group of surgeons from Cedars-Sinai made presentations last month at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in San Diego.

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Nurse, a Two-Time Transplant Recipient, Grateful for Employee Giving

On Nov. 28, you can be sure Kim Coleman, RN, will be supporting Cedars-Sinai's fourth annual Giving Tuesday effort, a nationally recognized day for giving back. Coleman first started donating money to Cedars-Sinai when she signed up for the Employee Giving program at new employee orientation in 2009. And she's glad she did. "During a difficult time in my life, [the organization] noticed I'd been donating through Employee Giving for years, and they said of course they're going to be there for me," Coleman said. "They really, really helped save my life."

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Chief Operating Officer Mark Gavens to Retire

After 14 years of exemplary service as chief operating officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and executive vice president of the health system's Hospital Operations, Mark Gavens has decided to retire at the end of this fiscal year.

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A Fateful Decision Leads to Humanitarian Adventure

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Myles J. Cohen, MD, was a new captain in the Air Force when a healthy young man asked him to falsify a medical report to avoid being sent to Vietnam in the tumultuous summer of 1969. Cohen’s fateful decision still weighs on him decades later, but volunteering for a dangerous humanitarian effort in Afghanistan in the 1980s eases his conscience today.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October


The Circle of Friends program honored 131 people in October. 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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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See product information updates for October from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: Personalizing Upgrades

A common concern surrounding this month's upgrade to CS-Link™ has been the change in colors. The new look is cleaner and brighter, but it's easy to change the colors.

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