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MEDIA ADVISORY: A First Look at Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s

Reporters Are Invited to Tour New, 26-Bed Facility That Will Fill a Critical Gap in Primary and Specialty Care for Young Patients in Los Angeles and Beyond

Vera and Paul GuerinWHAT: 

Cedars-Sinai is hosting a first-look tour of Guerin Children’s, a new 26-bed facility that will offer advanced pediatric care, leading-edge research, and physician education and training.

The family-friendly space on the Cedars-Sinai campus will feature a game and movie room with interactive screens, children’s art by local artists, a peaceful outdoor garden, a lounge for families and large patient rooms with accommodations for adults to stay overnight with their children. It also will include negative pressure rooms for children with infectious diseases and a special epilepsy monitoring room.


Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's, scheduled to open for patients in late-summer, will fill a critical gap in primary and specialty care for young patients in Los Angeles and beyond. The goal is to provide a seamless continuum of primary and specialty care for hospitalized patients and outpatients as they grow from newborns to adolescents to adults.

Guerin Children's will offer patients highly specialized medical care, including a full complement of pediatric specialties, maternal-fetal medicine and pediatric surgery and transplants. It will leverage the expertise of Cedars-Sinai's nationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, obstetrics, pulmonology, rheumatology, metabolic disorders and the neurosciences.

Guerin Children's has been made possible by a $100 million gift from the Shapell Guerin Family Foundation and its president, Vera Guerin, a longtime Cedars-Sinai supporter and immediate past chair of the Cedars-Sinai Health System Board of Directors. The contribution is the largest lifetime gift in Cedars-Sinai's 119-year history.

"We intend to establish Guerin Children’s as an international destination for children and their families and as a leader in pediatric care and research in the United States," said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai. "The support and vision of Vera Guerin and the Shapell Guerin Family Foundation will have a lasting impact on the health of generations of children and families."


The following Cedars-Sinai leaders are available for interviews:

  • Vera and Paul Guerin are the benefactors of Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children's. 
  • Ophir Klein, MD, PhD, an innovator in pediatrics and genetics, is the inaugural executive director of Cedars-Sinai Guerin Children’s and the David and Meredith Kaplan Distinguished Chair in Children’s Health.
  • Shervin Rabizadeh, MD, MBA, an authority on pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, is chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Maureen Chin, MSN, RN, is associate director of Pediatrics, Child Life and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 


Tuesday, June 7

Tour begins at 3:15 p.m.


8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, 90048
Plaza Level

To Reserve Your Place, Contact: 

Soshea Leibler | 213-215-8000 | soshea.leibler@cshs.org 
Melissa Vizcarra | 719-502-5001 | melissa.vizcarra@cshs.org