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MEDIA ADVISORY: LA Clippers Players to Visit Cedars-Sinai Patients and Join Local Students for Hands-on Surgical Experience


Cedars-Sinai is hosting two Los Angeles Clippers players who will be meeting patients and students at two events at the medical center. Media are invited to cover.

Twenty local junior high and high school students will join the Clippers center Ivica Zubac and take part in a simulated surgery and other medical procedures at the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills. The students, all part of the Clippers Foundation’s Mentorship Assist Zone programs, will have an opportunity to enter a fully equipped operating room and take part in a simulated surgery with lifelike mannequins, working with the latest robotic surgical tools used for airway procedures, endoscopies and other treatments.

Earlier in the day, Clippers forward-center Mason Plumlee will be visiting patients in the cancer infusion center and pediatric patients in Guerin Children’s. Player visits are always popular with patients, who love the opportunity to talk sports with the players, take photos and take home signed memorabilia.


Clippers forward-center Mason Plumlee visits patients.

Clippers center Ivica Zubac joins 20 students from the Clippers Foundation in the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills.


Cedars-Sinai, through its Community Benefits program, partners with local organizations to support youth mentorship in underserved communities. The goal of these mentorship experiences is for students to learn more about the diverse career fields connected to healthcare and be inspired by our mentors.

The Clippers Mentorship Assist Zone program supports local organizations with mentorship recruitment, student incentives, speakers, cultural experiences and group outings. Cedars-Sinai is the official health partner of the Clippers.


The Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is used by an average 2,000 healthcare professionals every month from around the world for training in surgical skills as well as disease containment and crisis management. The center contains two fully equipped operating rooms, an ICU, an OB-GYN room, a trauma bay and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). It also includes a fully equipped computerized simulation room with simulators for practice in many procedures: GI, bronchoscopy, laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, urologic, neurologic, cardiovascular, ultrasound, and robotic surgery.


Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(parking under the building at Sherbourne entrance)


Wednesday, March 22
Mason Plumlee patient visit: 3-4 p.m.
Ivica Zubac with students in Simulation Center: 5-6 p.m.


Soshea Leibler
Work 310-967-7077; Mobile 213-215-8000

Photo Credit: Cedars-Sinai
Photo Caption: Students practice a simulated surgical procedure in the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills at Cedars-Sinai.