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P&T Decisions Posted

Pharmacy Focus

Learn about P&T decisions and pertinent agenda topics by clicking on the PDF below. Highlights include: pulmonary recommendations on the use of Xopenex® (levoalbuterol) and bronchodilator orders, updated 2011 Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Empiric Treatment Recommendations, and revisions to the STATIN automatic substitution table.

P&T Decisions (PDF)

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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'Spectacular' Night at the Hollywood Bowl

More than 350 medical staff members, their families and friends carried on a Cedars-Sinai tradition of gathering at the Hollywood Bowl for the annual "July 4th Fireworks Spectacular."

Following a boxed dinner catered by Patina, the show kicked off with a rousing performance of patriotic standards performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Daryl Hall and John Oates then performed many of their hits from the 80s including "Rich Girl" and "Private Eyes."

The crowd was also treated to breathtaking fireworks perfectly choreographed to the marches of John Phillip Sousa.

The event was organized by Marjorie Santore-Besson, director of System Affairs, Cheryl Verne, executive assistant, and Erika Waring, executive assistant.

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Alfredo Trento, M.D., left, celebrates his birthday at the Bowl.

Sheila Kar, M.D., family and friends

Steve Galen, M.D., and family

Paul Silka, M.D., and family

Kim Gregory, M.D., and her husband

Jason Cohen, M.D., and family



Joann Acuna, M.D., and family


Ronald Victor, M.D., and his wife Vicki


Robert Kalmansohn, M.D.,and Yzhar Charuzi, M.D.


(l-r) James Meltzer, M.D., Leo Gordon, M.D., and Dr. Meltzer’s wife Rose

Sarah Kilpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., and family


Keith Klein, M.D., and family

A guest displays her patriotic spirit.



Photos by Thomas Neerken