Cedars-Sinai plans to partner with Calif. hospital
Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles will enter into an affiliation agreement with Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center.
Under terms of the agreement, Cedars-Sinai and Torrance, both not-forprofit organizations, will collaborate on coordination of care and access to services. The goal is to increase access to clinical trials and medical research as well as share resources.
The affiliation needs state approval. If blessed, the venture will function under a new parent organization with a new board of directors. Each organization will remain independent and continue to have its own medical staff and board. Cedars-Sinai operates its flagship hospital as well as several urgent-care and specialty-care centers throughout Los Angeles. It also has a major research and education arm, with more than 1,500 research projects and 473 medical residents and fellows.