Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

3rd Floor Surgical Operations Moving

As part of a larger effort aimed at improving the patient experience and enhancing staff efficiencies, all 3rd floor operating rooms will transition to locations throughout the medical center, including the 7th and 8th floors of the main towers and the Pavilion's 4th floor.

"With each transition, our hope has been to improve efficiencies and create operating rooms that are consistently equipped to enhance surgeon, anesthesia, and staff utility and satisfaction," said Bryan Croft, senior vice president of Operations. "Now, surgical staff representing several service lines will be more aligned as we centralize and standardize our services."

The last procedures to take place on the 3rd floor will be on Friday, Jan. 10. All operating equipment and supplies will be moved and fully running for patient care by Monday, Jan. 13. Although the 3rd floor will no longer be in use, as it is the oldest operating area at Cedars-Sinai, it will remain a functional and licensed operating space.

The service lines affected by the move include plastic and reconstructive surgery, ear, nose and throat, dentistry, gynecology and pediatrics.

The transition is the latest in a string of moves that began in late 2019. Additional details about the transitions will be shared with affected departments and ancillary services. For more information, contact your management team.