Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA is ranked No. 8 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll. It is nationally ranked in 12 adult specialties and rated high performing in 9 adult procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles was founded in 1902. The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's health system has more than 40 locations. At Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai doctors have performed two kinds of valve procedures – percutaneous mitral valve repairs and aortic valve replacements – more than at any other site in the U.S. Via the Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Cedars-Sinai serves as the official team orthopedists for three of Los Angeles’ professional sports teams – the Clippers, Dodgers and Rams. Cedars-Sinai’s Pain Center has a multidisciplinary team made up of anesthesiologists, physical medicine specialists, psychologists (and one clinical psychologist) and dentists. Other specialized care in the Department of Neurology includes the Multiple Sclerosis Center, the Headache Center, the Movement Disorders Program – where the Parkinson’s Disease Center is housed – the Epilepsy Program and the ALS Program. Among innovations at Cedars-Sinai are the first use of a certain kind of enzyme to dissolve blood clots in the heart; invention of a catheter that measures blood flow and heart pressures; and establishment of the nation’s first comprehensive women’s heart center.