Summer 2017

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2 8 | PULSE S u m m e r 2 0 1 7 T orrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai have announced plans for a formal affiliation designed to strengthen both organizations' ability to serve the community and to enhance access, coordination and quality of care for the public. Under the proposed affiliation announced in May 2017, each institution will retain its respective board of directors and continue to operate separately but will affiliate under a new parent organization with a new board of directors, to be called Cedars-Sinai Health System. e proposed affiliation will provide a platform for future collaborations in primary and specialty care, expanded access to the latest clinical trials and an efficient sharing of resources among both institutions. While the proposed affiliation has been approved by each institution's board of directors, it is currently under review by various regulatory agencies that approve proposed affiliations of this type. e approval process is expected to take six months. Torrance Memorial includes the 470-bed Torrance Memorial Medical Center in addition to a multispecialty physician group (Torrance Memorial Physician Network), an independent physician association (Torrance Health IPA) and an accountable care organization (Torrance Memorial Integrated Physicians), which collectively include more than 500 physicians. Torrance Memorial also has several outpa- tient centers located throughout the South Bay region. Cedars-Sinai includes the 886-bed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the 145-bed Marina Del Rey Hospital, a multispecialty physician network of 887 doctors (Cedars- Sinai Medical Network) and many primary care, urgent care and specialty care centers throughout the Los Angeles region. It also is a major research and education center, with more than 1,500 current research projects and 480 clinical trials, and trains 473 medical residents and fellows. e affiliation will focus on new opportunities for coor- dination of care and resources between the two organizations A N E W P A R T N E R S H I P C E D A R S - S I N A I & T O R R A N C E M E M O R I A L Torrance Memorial Medical Center

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