The Pasadena, California–based hospital announced plans to affiliate with the Los Angeles-based health system Monday.
Huntington Hospital, a Pasadena, California–based hospital, signed a letter of intent to join Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Health System Monday, according to a press release.
Huntington will continue to operate independently of Cedars-Sinai, but as part of the affiliation, the system plans to invest in the hospital's information technology infrastructure, along with its "ambulatory services and physician development."
Both organizations will now work on a definitive agreement and seek customary regulatory approvals for the deal.
Should the affiliation be approved, Huntington would join Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center, as part of the larger system in southern California.
"After reviewing a variety of alternatives, it became clear to our board that connecting our trusted brand of care to Cedars-Sinai Health System is the right choice to secure our future, enabling us to continue to provide high-quality care to the community for years to come," Jaynie Studenmund, chair of the Huntington Hospital Board of Directors, said in a statement.
"The Huntington board, along with [CEO] Lori Morgan and her colleagues, has a great vision for Huntington's future, which will further strengthen an already outstanding institution for the benefit of the community," Thomas M. Priselac, CEO of Cedars-Sinai, said in a statement. "Being part of Cedars-Sinai Health System would help them achieve that vision, as well as enable collaborations with other health system members to increase access to high-quality care throughout the region."
Huntington stated that it does not anticipate a change in job positions as a result of the pending affiliation.
Jack O'Brien is the Content Team Lead and Finance Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.
Photo credit: LOS ANGELES, OCT 11TH, 2017: The Emergency room sign on Gracie Allen Drive, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center hospital in Los Angeles, California, on a sunny day, against the blue sky. / Editorial credit: Alex Millauer / Shutterstock.com