Weeks after unveiling plans to open a 32,000-square-foot medical facility in the Runway at Playa Vista retail and entertainment complex, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Tuesday announced the purchase of Marina Del Rey Hospital for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition will convert Marina Del Rey Hospital, previously owned by the L.A.-based private investment firm Westridge Capital, to nonprofit status.
According to Cedars-Sinai, all 660 employees of the 145-bed hospital will remain employed by Marina Del Rey Hospital, which will operate as a distinct Cedars-Sinai affiliate.
Marina Del Rey Hospital will continue to provide all existing services, including its 24/7 emergency room and specialty areas such as spine care, women’s health, orthopedics, weight-loss and minimally invasive surgery.
“The current senior leadership at the hospital will remain in place,” said Mark Miller, Marina Del Rey Hospital’s director of communications.
“We will continue to operate as an independent hospital in Marina del Rey.”
Cedar-Sinai’s recent Westside expansion has also included opening and urgent care facility near Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.
— Gary Walker