Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Letter From President and CEO: Huntington Hospital


Photo courtesy of Huntington Hospital.

By Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

I am very pleased to let you know that Huntington Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Health System have signed a letter of intent that provides for Huntington to become an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai Health System.

With the letter of intent completed Cedars-Sinai Health System and Huntington Hospital now begin work on a definitive agreement.  After that is reached, it would be submitted for review by various regulatory agencies.

The pending addition of Huntington Hospital to our health system is a major milestone.  Huntington, a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital, is well known for the quality of its care, its community involvement and the excellence of its physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.  It is a key facility for the region, especially for the San Gabriel Valley, where it serves as a trauma center and provides many specialized services.

As with Torrance Memorial, Huntington will continue its local governance, with its own employees, board of directors and medical staff.  Joining Cedars-Sinai Health System enables Huntington to collaborate with Cedars-Sinai, Torrance Memorial and the other health system entities on a variety of clinical programs and shared resources, further enhancing the ability of the entire Cedars-Sinai health system to offer care to the region that is high-quality, accessible and affordable.

In my discussions over the past months with Huntington's leadership, medical staff and employees, I have found many similarities in organizational culture among Huntington, Cedars-Sinai and Torrance Memorial.  All are institutions with deep, longstanding relationships with their communities; committed, outstanding staffs and physicians; a focus on quality and a spirit of innovation.

We will keep you informed as the affiliation process progresses.