The affiliation between Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Health System became official today, with the completion of the appropriate regulatory approvals. The affiliation will strengthen Huntington’s long-term commitment to providing affordable, accessible, high-quality care to the San Gabriel Valley.
While Huntington will continue its local governance—with its own employees, board of directors and medical staff—the affiliation with Cedars-Sinai Health System provides for a wide variety of collaborations, as well as sharing of resources and expertise. In addition, the health system has committed to investment in Huntington Hospital in many areas, including enterprise information technology, expanded ambulatory services and enhanced physician development. Huntington’s fundraising and volunteer programs will remain locally controlled.
Over the coming months, leaders from both institutions will identify potential areas for collaboration and for sharing of resources and expertise.
“This affiliation enables Huntington to continue its longstanding tradition of providing high-quality care for our community while benefitting from the expertise and resources of Cedars-Sinai to further strengthen our mission,” said Jaynie Studenmund, chair of the Huntington Hospital Board of Directors.
“Huntington Hospital’s longstanding commitment to its community, as well as its reputation for quality along with its outstanding physicians, nurses and other staff, make it an excellent fit for the Cedars-Sinai Health System,” said Vera Guerin, chair of the Cedars-Sinai Health System Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome Huntington Hospital to the Cedars family.”
Dr. Lori J. Morgan, CEO of Huntington noted, “Cedars-Sinai Health System has demonstrated a commitment to build on the strengths of its affiliates to advance clinical quality, provide outstanding patient care and engage with the communities it serves. Huntington will be both a strong contributor to this world-renowned, nonprofit system and enjoy the benefits of joining a larger, regional organization to preserve our legacy of compassionate, community-based care well into the future.”
“I am very impressed with the quality of care and depth of community commitment at Huntington,” said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System. “We are excited to collaborate with Huntington to continue and strengthen its role as the leading hospital in the San Gabriel Valley.”
About Cedars-Sinai Health System
Cedars-Sinai Health System was established in 2017 to bring together a collaborative network of high-quality healthcare institutions to share resources and expertise. Expanding patient access to convenient and affordable clinical care is a fundamental goal of the nonprofit health system. Cedars-Sinai Health System comprises: Cedars-Sinai (including the 890-bed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the 145-bed Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, a network of physicians and ambulatory services at more than 40 locations throughout Southern California); Torrance Memorial (including the 470-bed Torrance Memorial Medical Center and its network of physicians and medical offices throughout the South Bay,); Huntington Hospital (including the 619-bed Huntington Hospital with its medical offices and physician network; and joint ventures such as California Rehabilitation Institute and Cedars-Sinai Providence Tarzana Medical Center.
About Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.org, is a 619-bed nonprofit hospital in Pasadena, California. Learn more about us on Facebook www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter @huntingtonnews.