Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Our Trusted Link for March, 2022


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Located in Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a nonprofit, academic health science center. U.S. News ranks it the 6th best hospital in the U.S. It's a leader in research for treating heart disease, cancer, and brain disorders. Innovations include using cardiac stem cells to repair damaged hearts, new cancer drugs, and less invasive surgical techniques. 

The Cedars of Lebanon Hospital was founded in 1902 as a tuberculosis hospital by Kaspare Cohn. The first Los Angeles Mt. Sinai hospital opened on Bonnie Beach Place in 1926. In 1961, Mt. Sinai merged with Cedars of Lebanon. In 1972, the 1.6-million-sq-foot 1,120-bed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center began construction. In 1984 it was designated a Level 1 trauma center. Today U.S. News ranks it #2 nationwide for gastroenterology and #3 in cardiology, orthopedics, and lung surgery. It's ranked #9 for cancer care. 

Cedars-Sinai offers graduate and continuing education, including a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Master's degrees in Health Delivery Science and Magnetic Resonance. Numerous fellowships and residencies are offered for medical students, physicians, scientists and nurses. Cedars-Sinai is an affiliate hospital of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. They also offer simulation training

Hollywood celebrities have funded many facilities and institutes at Cedars-Sinai including the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, the Burns and Allen Research Institute, and the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center. Among the many celebrities who drew their last breath at the hospital are Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Bronson, Bobby Darin, Henry Fonda, Eva Gabor, Merv Griffin, Stan Lee, Groucho Marx, Gilda Radner, Debbie Reynolds, and Danny Thomas. Celebrity births include Liza Minelli, Frances Bean Cobain, Michael Jackson, Jr., the Kardashian/West children: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, as well as the twins Rumi and Sir Carter. 

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