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19:38 PM

Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Affiliation Moves Ahead

The proposed affiliation of Huntington Hospital with Cedars-Sinai Health System will be moving ahead, as the organizations have reached agreement with the Office of the California Attorney General.

The affiliation will build upon Huntington’s 128-year legacy, preserving its unique culture as a community institution governed by a local board with its own employees and medical staff. In addition, philanthropy and volunteer support will remain locally controlled and used for Huntington Hospital and its existing community.

The affiliation includes commitments for continued investment in Huntington Hospital in enterprise information technology, growth of ambulatory services and physician development. It will also enable collaborations with the other entities in the Cedars-Sinai Health System to ensure access to high-quality, accessible and affordable care throughout the region.

Cedars-Sinai Health System was established in 2017 to provide a platform for high-quality healthcare institutions to collaborate and share resources and expertise. It currently comprises Cedars-Sinai (which includes Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, as well as its network of physicians and medical offices throughout Southern California) and Torrance Memorial (which includes Torrance Memorial Medical Center and its network of physicians and medical offices throughout the South Bay).

The agreement with the California Attorney General’s office reflects shared goals of keeping healthcare affordable while expanding community access. The Huntington affiliation enhances the ability of all the entities in the Cedars-Sinai Health System to better meet the needs of their communities.