Program areas at Cedars Sinai
Clinical care:a nonprofit institution founded by the community in 1902, Cedars-Sinai provides a wide spectrum of Medical services, and is one of the leading specialty referral centers for the region. From ongoing primary care to highly specialized care, Cedars-Sinai serves patients from local communities, as well as from throughout California, the nation and the world. (see schedule o for continuation)(continued)in fiscal year 2020, Cedars-Sinai had 263,554 inpatient days (approximately 722 per day), and 682,330 outpatient visits (approximately 1,870 per day). There were 46,865 inpatient admissions, and 85,569 emergency department visits. Cedars-Sinai's emergency department serves the entire region as one of only four remaining level i trauma centers in los angeles county (and the only one not operated by the government), with staffing and technology to treat the most severely injured accident and natural disaster victims. As one of the largest academic Medical centers in the western united states, Cedars-Sinai provides many highly specialized services that are not available at most other hospitals, and which require a significant infrastructure of technology and expert staffing. For example, in calendar year 2020, Cedars-Sinai performed 128 heart transplants, among the most of any hospital in the world. Patients with advanced heart disease come to Cedars-Sinai because of the expertise of its cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, and because Cedars-Sinai has the infrastructure to offer heart transplants as well as newer technologies to treat advanced heart disease. Cedars-Sinai's services for cancer patients are similarly broad in scope and size. In fiscal year 2020, Cedars-Sinai cancer served 9,219 inpatients and 325,651 outpatients, performed nearly 2,095 inpatient surgeries and 3,869 outpatient surgeries, and delivered 57,642 infusions.cedars-sinai staff continues to present a united front against the deadly virus as they speed the search for new treatments and provide compassionate care to patients fighting covid-19. In fiscal year 2020, Cedars-Sinai treated more than 2,000 covid-19 patients. From er nurses to pharmacists, cardiologists to pulmonologists, janitors to investigators - Cedars-Sinai frontline workers are confronting the pandemic together. Cedars-Sinai raised over $10 million toward covid-19 rapid response and gave out grants totaling more than $4 million to local organizations that are addressing access to care, emergency relief and food insecurity during the pandemic.thousands of angelenos depend on Cedars-Sinai's extensive network of community health partnerships and programs. During this crucial time, Cedars-Sinai community health teams have pivoted to support local covid-19 relief efforts. Coach for kids - a program of the Cedars-Sinai maxine dunitz children's health Center - has shifted to focus on vaccinations for children under age 2 to avoid preventable disease outbreaks as well as helping provide free breakfasts in watts. And Cedars-Sinai's share & care art therapy program has expanded services to los angeles unified school district (lausd) families by providing online mental health seminars.
Training for physicians and other health professionals:with severe projected shortages of physicians, nurses and other health professionals facing the nation, Cedars-Sinai's training and education programs have become more important to the health of the nation than ever before. In fiscal year 2020, Cedars-Sinai's net cost of providing these training programs was $73,517,685. (see schedule o for continuation)(continued)there were 300 Medical residents and 149 fellows trained in specialty and subspecialty areas at Cedars-Sinai in fiscal year 2020. The graduate school of biomedical sciences bestowed a record number of advanced degrees at its eighth annual commencement. Five doctoral and 24 master's degrees were awarded, bringing the total number to 94 since the program's first commencement in 2013.
Research:cedars-sinai scientists and physician-researchers were engaged in more than 2,000 active research projects aimed at advancing new treatments for patients suffering from heart disease, brain disorders, cancers and innumerable other conditions. Cedars-Sinai is also pioneering research that improves the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. (see schedule o for continuation)(continued)while some of these research projects are funded in part or in whole by funds from the national institutes of health or other government agencies, many are funded by cedars-sinai, especially seed grants to support innovative new research. In fiscal year 2020, Cedars-Sinai provided $99,213,981 toward research projects, while nih and other grants provided $149,493,048.in Cedars-Sinai laboratories and clinics, investigators develop and test new ideas, explore the genetic underpinnings of disease, realize the potential of stem cells, leverage technology, and assess how gender and metabolism affect health. Cedars-Sinai pushes forward the frontiers of biomedical knowledge to pioneer precision therapies, novel diagnostic tools and sophisticated new surgical techniques to enhance the lives of men, women and children worldwide. In fiscal year 2020, for example, Cedars-Sinai had nearly 100 active covid-19 related research projects to help end the global pandemic.