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Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion Approved

Site preparation begins in October 2009

The Cedars-Sinai Health System Board of Directors has granted final approval for the construction of a much-needed addition to the Cedars-Sinai campus, the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion.

The Pavilion - an 11-story building to be located on the eastern edge of campus at the southwest corner of San Vicente and Gracie Allen - ensures Cedars-Sinai's future ability to meet the community's growing need for state-of-the-art outpatient care and high-quality translational research.

Among the outpatient services in the Pavilion will be several Centers of Excellence (including those for heart and neurosciences) as well as procedure suites and dedicated research space. There will also be six levels of parking (three of them below ground). Two bridges - one on the fifth floor and one on the Plaza level - will connect the Pavilion to the existing medical center. The Pavilion's Plaza level will include an education center, pharmacy, café, imaging and lab. The building is scheduled to open in summer 2013.

The building's design will incorporate the latest advances in patient-friendly healthcare as well as flexibility to accommodate future advances in research and technology, and its environmental and energy-saving features should enable it to be certified as a LEED building by the U.S. Green Building Council. The architect is HOK, one of the world's most respected design firms and a leader in "green" buildings. HOK's diverse experience includes projects ranging from the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai to the Georgia Tech Life Sciences & Technology Complex to a major outpatient facility for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Cedars-Sinai is committed to doing everything possible to minimize any inconvenience to patients, staff and visitors during construction, and will keep you informed throughout the construction on our progress. Site preparation work on Sherbourne Avenue is scheduled to begin in late October. More details on that will be communicated shortly.

"This is an exciting new chapter in the history of Cedars-Sinai, building on our more than 100 years of unparalleled commitment to the highest quality of care for our patients and our community," said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO. "Thank you for your dedication to this institution. We look forward to our future together."

Rendering of the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion showing the view from the southwest.