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2019: Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Turned 50, Planned Rebuild

Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marked its 50th anniversary in 2019 by offering a glimpse of the future. Executives unveiled plans for a brand-new hospital that will break ground in 2020.

"We're making major investments in our resources and our people, so that when patients need the highest-quality specialty care, they won't have to leave our community to get it," said Joanne Laguna-Kennedy, MSN, RN, vice president of Hospital Operations and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. "They'll find it right here, at the hospital they've come to know and trust all these years."

The current facility will remain open and fully operational during construction, which is expected to be completed in 2025. The new nine-story hospital will feature state-of-the-art operating rooms, an expanded Emergency Department, enhanced diagnostic and treatment facilities including catheterization and gastroenterology labs, as well as interventional procedure suites for complex cases.

News of the rebuild was one of the highlights from Marina del Rey Hospital's golden anniversary year. Other accomplishments include:

  • Birthday Party: Past and present staff, community leaders and neighbors gathered on the South Lawn in August for a party marking the founding of Marina del Rey Hospital in 1969, known then as Marina Mercy Hospital.
  • Community Support: Cedars-Sinai announced that it will contribute more than $1.2 million to 17 nonprofit programs and organizations in Marina del Rey, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, Mar Vista and Del Rey. The funding will support safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness and others who are vulnerable.
  • Del Rey Day Health Fair: Cedars-Sinai nurses and healthcare professionals brought an array of free health screenings and services for adults and children—such as flu shots and blood pressure screenings—to Del Rey Day community fair in Glen Alla Park in October.

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