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PATRONS | Winter 2017 9 PROGRESS NOTES 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 coordination of care and resources between the two organizations and joint programs to provide access to more people for needed medical services as well as access to clinical trials and the latest developments in medical research. Each organization will continue to have its own board, its own hospital medical staff and related physician organizations, and its own employees. Each organization's president and CEO (Craig Leach at Torrance Memorial and omas M. Priselac at Cedars-Sinai) will continue to lead their respective entity, with Priselac also to serve as president and CEO of the parent entity, Cedars-Sinai Health System. Both organizations will continue their longstanding partnerships with local community organizations aimed at improving health. Cedars-Sinai (founded in 1902) and Torrance Memorial (founded in 1925) are two of California's longest-serving nonprofit health care organizations. In the past several years, they have collaborated on a variety of projects such as the establishment of a telestroke program to more quickly diagnose and treat stroke patients. "In seeking an affiliation, we wanted to find a partner that had a good understanding of and respect for our history, our mission and the communities we serve," says Craig Leach, Torrance Memorial's president and CEO. "Working with Cedars-Sinai over the years, we have been impressed not only with their quality and commitment, but with their ability to work constructively with a wide variety of stakeholders, to listen carefully, and to develop programs that effectively serve the community's needs." Priselac, Cedars-Sinai's president and CEO, emphasizes the importance of developing collaborative efforts in the proposed affiliation. "While both Torrance Memorial and Cedars-Sinai have strong track records for serving the region, the governance structure of the proposed affiliation is designed to foster collaboration and share resources to further enhance those capabilities to benefit patients and the community," Priselac says. " e affiliation will focus on new opportunities for coordination of care and resources between the two organizations..." CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER For more informa on, visit on.

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