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Huntington Hospital to Join Cedars-Sinai Health System

By Jack O'Brien  
   March 10, 2020

The Pasadena, California–based hospital announced plans to affiliate with the Los Angeles-based health system Monday.

Huntington Hospital, a Pasadena, California–based hospital, signed a letter of intent to join Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System Monday,

868彩票邀请码Huntington will continue to operate independently of Cedars-Sinai, but as part of the affiliation, the system plans to invest in the hospital's information technology infrastructure, along with its "ambulatory services and physician development."

868彩票邀请码Both organizations will now work on a definitive agreement and seek customary regulatory approvals for the deal.?

868彩票邀请码Should the affiliation be approved, Huntington would join Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, and?Torrance Memorial Medical Center, as part of the larger system in southern California.

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868彩票邀请码"After reviewing a variety of alternatives, it became clear to our board that connecting our trusted brand of care to Cedars-Sinai Health System is the right choice to secure our future, enabling us to continue to provide high-quality care to the community for years to come," Jaynie Studenmund, chair of the Huntington Hospital Board of Directors, said in a statement.

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868彩票邀请码"The Huntington board, along with [CEO] Lori Morgan and her colleagues, has a great vision for Huntington's future, which will further strengthen an already outstanding institution for the benefit of the community,"?Thomas M. Priselac, CEO of Cedars-Sinai, said in a statement. "Being part of Cedars-Sinai Health System would help them achieve that vision, as well as enable collaborations with other health system members to increase access to high-quality care throughout the region."

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868彩票邀请码Huntington stated that it does not anticipate a change in job positions as a result of the pending affiliation.

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Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.

Photo credit: LOS ANGELES, OCT 11TH, 2017: The Emergency room sign on Gracie Allen Drive, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center hospital in Los Angeles, California, on a sunny day, against the blue sky. / Editorial credit: Alex Millauer / Shutterstock.com


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