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More than 100 years of being a blessing for the community, and serving patients from every corner of the world.

Stronger Every Day

Since its inception in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to become the largest nonprofit hospital in the western United States — one that’s internationally renowned for the best patient care modern medicine has to offer. Our support of the Los Angeles community grows stronger every day with our commitment to providing superior patient care, breakthrough biomedical research, graduate and undergraduate medical education and community service. 

Summary of a Century 

A lot has changed in more than a century, but our devotion to meeting the health needs of the growing Los Angeles and Jewish communities has never wavered. Here are just a few highlights from the journey so far, inspired by the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy exhibit on the Plaza Level of the South Tower. 


Kaspare Cohn Hospital (Cedars of Lebanon’s predecessor) opens.

1902 KASPARE COHN HOSPITAL (Black and White Photo) (Cedars-Sinai History)
1918 BIKU CHOLIM HOSPITAL (Black and White Historical Photo) (Cedars-Sinai History)


Bikur Cholim Society opens a two-room hospice (predecessor of Mount Sinai Hospital).


A new and larger Mount Sinai is built on Bonnie Beach Place.

1926 MOUNT-SINAI BONNIE BEACH PLACE (Black and White Photo) (Cedars-Sinai History)
1955 MOUNT-SINAI HOSPITAL (Black and White Photo) (Cedars-Sinai History)


The new Mount Sinai Hospital opens on the future site of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


Cedars of Lebanon and Mount Sinai hospitals merge as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

1961 Cedars Sinai  Historical Photo Merger (History)
1972 Groundbreaking Photo(Cedars-Sinai History)


Groundbreaking ceremony is held for construction of the 1.6 million-square-foot, 1,120-bed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is designated a Los Angeles County Level 1 trauma center.

1984 HELIPORT CEREMONY LEVEL 1TRUMA CENTER (Historical Photo) (Cedars-Sinai History)
1994 CEDARS-SINAI Historical Photo (Cedars-Sinai History)


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center becomes Cedars-Sinai Health System.


The Saperstein Critical Care Tower opens with 150 intensive care unit beds.

2006 SAPERSTEIN CRITICAL CARE TOWER (Building Exterior) (Cedars-Sinai History)
Medical Building Exterior (Cedars-Sinai History)


The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion opens on campus.

Cedars-Sinai Stories

What you don't know about Cedars-Sinai might surprise you. We've assembled a series of storytellers to share fun facts and unusual anecdotes from more than a century of serving the Los Angeles area.