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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a world famous hospital located in Los Angeles.

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History

Cedars-Sinai is the result of a merger in 1961 between two major Los Angeles hospitals, Cedars of Lebanon and Mount Sinai Home for the Incurables.

Cedars of Lebanon was founded on September 21, 1902, as Kaspare Cohn Hosptal. In 1910, it moved to Whittier Boulevard and then in 1930 to Fountain Avenue, where it gained the name Cedars of Lebanon.

Mount Sinai Home for the Incurables was started by the Bikur Cholim Society in 1918, as a two-room hospice. It gained the name "Bikur Cholim Hospital in 1921, as it was then located in a Boyle Heights residence with only 8 beds. It changed its name to Mount Sinai Home for the Incurables in 1923, and moved again in 1926 to a larger facility on Bonnie Beach Place. The current Beverly Bouleverd site was originally purchased by Emma and Hyman Levine and donated to the hospital. The new building opened in 1955.

Donations from the Max Factor Family Foundation allowed the construction of the current main hospital building, which opened on November 5, 1972. [1] (http://www.csmc.edu/pdf/HistPersp703.pdf)

Current status

Cedars-Sinai has over 8,000 employees and over 900 beds. In 2001, there were 77,347 visits to the emergency room. [2] (http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=9372)

In fiscal year 2003, Cedars-Sinai served 46,854 inpatients and 194,172 outpaitents. [3] (http://www.csmc.edu/pdf/CS2003_Final.pdf)

Mentions in Fiction

Cedars-Sinai is featured in the movie Volcano.

Famous people

Steve Broidy was Founding Life Chairman of the hospital.

World-renowned AIDS researcher David Ho was a resident there.

List of famous Cedars-Sinai patients

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