Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
In August of 2015, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and PreferUS entered into an equity partnership. Joining forces with the highly reputable entity, Cedars-Sinai will significantly broaden PreferUS’ clinical and healthcare operational management expertise. As Cedars-Sinai expands its relationships with the medical community in China, including research, educational and clinical care, PreferUS will assist Cedars-Sinai, on the China side, in these efforts.
Cedars-Sinai is the largest non-profit hospital in the western United States, providing 886 beds and the services of 12,000 full-time employees, including 2,100 physicians and 2,800 nurses. Cedars-Sinai has received numerous awards in the providing the highest-quality medical care in the Los Angeles region for nearly 20 years. Each year, roughly 32,000 surgeries throughout 42 operating rooms are performed. In 2017, Cedars-Sinai performed 103 adult heart transplants, making it the largest adult heart transplant center in the country. The institution landed the No. 11 spot in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings in the nation for adult orthopedics. One of the institution’s best programs, the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center, is internationally distinguished as a leader in diagnosing and treating the entire spectrum of conditions of the spinal column, spinal cord, nerve disorders and spinal trauma. Since 1984, Cedars-Sinai has had a level 1 trauma center. The distinction is bestowed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and it is known to be the highest honor attainable for a trauma hospital.
Cedars-Sinai has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the nation. The most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings named Cedars-Sinai the No. 1 hospital in Los Angeles. In July of 2018, Cedars-Sinai achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing for the fifth consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, one of only nine hospitals in the world to receive the prestigious designation five times in a row. Additionally, Bruce Gewertz, MD, surgeon-in-chief of Cedars-Sinai, serves as board chairman of PreferUS Healthcare.
The Cedars-Sinai partnership will significantly expand the scope of services that PreferUS can deliver to the China marketplace, and the access to Cedars-Sinai’s deep resources will greatly enhance our execution capabilities.