More than 100 years of being a blessing for the community, and serving patients from every corner of the world.
Stronger Every Day
Since its inception in 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to become the largest nonprofit hospital in the western United States — one that’s internationally renowned for the best patient care modern medicine has to offer. Our support of the Los Angeles community grows stronger every day with our commitment to providing superior patient care, breakthrough biomedical research, graduate and undergraduate medical education and community service.
Summary of a Century
A lot has changed in more than a century, but our devotion to meeting the health needs of the growing Los Angeles and Jewish communities has never wavered. Here are just a few highlights from the journey so far, inspired by the Cedars-Sinai Historical Conservancy exhibit on the Plaza Level of the South Tower.
Kaspare Cohn Hospital (Cedars of Lebanon’s predecessor) opens.
Bikur Cholim Society opens a two-room hospice (predecessor of Mount Sinai Hospital).
A new and larger Mount Sinai is built on Bonnie Beach Place.
The new Mount Sinai Hospital opens on the future site of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Cedars of Lebanon and Mount Sinai hospitals merge as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Groundbreaking ceremony is held for construction of the 1.6 million-square-foot, 1,120-bed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is designated a Los Angeles County Level 1 trauma center.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center becomes Cedars-Sinai Health System.
The Saperstein Critical Care Tower opens with 150 intensive care unit beds.
The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion opens on campus.
What you don't know about Cedars-Sinai might surprise you. We've assembled a series of storytellers to share fun facts and unusual anecdotes from more than a century of serving the Los Angeles area.