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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 7, 2013 | Archived Issues

P&T Committee Adds Medical-Grade Honey to Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

April's actions by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee include the addition of medical-grade honey to the formulary. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising healthcare professionals against using magnesium sulfate injections for more than five to seven days to stop pre-term labor in pregnant women.

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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CME Newsletter - May 2013 (PDF)

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Kabbalat Shabbat Services Start This Today

Beginning June 7, a weekly celebration of the Sabbath will be held at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. The Kabbalat Shabbat service (literally, "welcoming the Sabbath") will be 15 minutes of songs, psalms, prayer and Torah reflections. Challah and grape juice will be served.

The Kabbalat Shabbat, the medical center's first-ever weekly Jewish prayer service, is a milestone, said Rabbi Jason Weiner, senior rabbi and manager of the medical center's Spiritual Care Department. Because a minyan – a quorum of 10 Jewish adults – is required for the Shabbat service, which begins at sunset each Friday, the services have not been held in the past, Weiner explained. But this “Shabbat on the Go” Kabbalat Shabbat service will take place before sunset, and with any number of celebrants.

"This is 15 minutes in the afternoon, so people can briefly get away from their desks and come to the Chapel, which is centrally located," Weiner said. "As the day starts to lean into sunset and Shabbat gets closer, everyone is invited to come and join others celebrating and preparing for Shabbat."