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Cedars-Sinai Ranked No. 8 Nationally and No. 3 in CA

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Cedars-Sinai Ranked No. 8 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report

BEVERLY GROVE — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked No. 8 nationally in the magazine’s “Best Hospitals 2019-20” analysis, matching its rank from last year among a select group of 20 Honor Roll hospitals.

Cedars-Sinai also ranked No. 2 in Southern California and No. 3 in the state.

The U.S. News rankings are based on a variety of measures, including patient outcomes, patient experience, technology and reputation (according to surveyed physicians).

The medical center had 12 specialties ranked nationally in the hospital rankings released Monday. The specialty rankings mean that Cedars-Sinai is among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in these specific areas.

Six of the specialties ranked in the top 10 in the U.S.: cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, gynecology, nephrology, orthopaedics and pulmonology. Five other specialties ranked in the top 20: cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology.

Nine of the 12 specialties saw their rankings rise from last year, and four were among the top five nationally: cardiology and heart surgery (No. 3), gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 2), orthopaedics (No. 3) and pulmonary (No. 4).

The 12 Cedars-Sinai specialties ranked nationally:

  • Cancer (No. 12)
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (No. 3)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (No. 16)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (No. 38)
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (No. 2)
  • Geriatrics (No. 12)
  • Gynecology (No. 8)
  • Nephrology (No. 10)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 12)
  • Orthopaedics (No. 3)
  • Pulmonology (No. 4)
  • Urology (No. 12)

“The U.S. News rankings are a public recognition of the dedication our staff brings to our patients every day and a reflection of our contributions to advancing the science of medicine and healthcare delivery,” said Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai president and CEO. “We are proud of these results and remain committed to expanding our research, education and support in our community.”

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RAGE is Latest Venue to Fall Victim to the Pandemic

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Another LGBTQ+ Nightlife Destination Has Fallen Victim to the Pandemic

WEST HOLLYWOOD (L.A. Magazine) — Rage nightclub has been a destination for LGBTQ+ nightlife in the bustling Santa Monica Boulevard corridor of West Hollywood for decades. Now, nearly 40 years after first opening its doors, the club has announced it has permanently closed, yet another local business to collapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rage nightclub management lays some portion of the blame on their landlord, Monte Overstreet. The club’s now-former general manager, Ron Madrill, told Q Voice News that rent for the location was already “very high” prior to operations shutting down in March. He says he believes an impasse over rent payments may have contributed to Rage’s closure.

Overstreet also reportedly owns the space formerly occupied by neighboring bar Flaming Saddles Saloon, which also announced […]

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21 Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus at Rock n Roll Ralphs

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Workers protest outside Ralphs in Hollywood where 21 have tested positive for coronavirus

HOLLYWOOD (KTLA) — Workers rallied Friday outside a Ralphs store in Hollywood where 21 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The group called on the store to take more aggressive action when staff test positive for the virus, and to ramp up efforts to protect the grocery store employees, who are considered essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

They said they speak for thousands of workers who are afraid they aren’t getting enough protection as the virus continues to spread countywide, infecting more than 24,000 as of Friday.

The Ralphs at 7257 W. Sunset Blvd. has had an outbreak involving several workers who tested positive for the virus, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, which lists businesses and […]

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‘Stay Put, Order In’ and Dine With Friends on Zoom, Says Mayor

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — WeHo is home to some of the best restaurants in the world and our community members are used to gathering around restaurant tables and enjoying meals together. Now, there’s an opportunity to, instead, gather around kitchen tables at home and enjoy a meal (or many!) while supporting our local restaurants.

“One of the worst things about the Safer At Home directive is being disconnected from friends, neighbors, and the city around us,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “Don’t be alone if you don’t have to be – take advantage of the technology out there and invite a friend to Zoom in for Ziti or share some Farfalle over FaceTime.”

Mealtime is a wonderful opportunity to connect with friends, family, and loved ones using virtual teleconferencing technology, while partaking in your favorite delivered or takeout food.

City Encourages Residents to Support Local Restaurants During Safer At Home Orders

Many West Hollywood restaurants remain open and are offering takeout, curbside, and delivery meals, which are sensitive to social distancing during the emergency. The City of West Hollywood and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to offer a directory of “Stay Put, Order In” eateries in West Hollywood, which is accessible by visitingwww.weho.org/coronavirus (click the “Stay Put, Order In” link!) or www.wehochamber.com/dinein. This list is updated daily.

“We need to start hanging out together, and talking, and seeing each other again. So, why not plan to #WeHoDinnerConnect this week – maybe Saturday at 8 p.m.? Or Sunday at 7 p.m.? Or even just 15 minutes of screen-to-screen gossip,” said Mayor D’Amico. “And you don’t have to cook a thing… local restaurants have meals and menus tailored to take-away choices and they’re ready to send food over to your house or make arrangements for you to pick it up.”

If picking up food, remember to wear face coverings, which are required to enter essential businesses.

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