Community Benefit Program
In September 2015, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center acquired Marina del Rey Hospital and converted the hospital from a for-profit to a non-profit entity. The acquisition was part of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s ongoing development as a comprehensive healthcare organization offering healthcare services operating in multiple locations, making it easier for more people to access coordinated quality care close to home.
Marina del Rey Hospital's conversion to nonprofit status results in an enhanced ability to serve the healthcare needs of the local community, including Community Benefit programs and services, consistent with the charitable purposes adopted by the hospital’s Board of Directors. Marina del Rey Hospital has begun the process of data collection, analysis and community partner building to understand the needs and opportunities for enhanced service to the community.
Meeting the Needs of the Community
As a nonprofit hospital since 2015, Marina del Rey Hospital conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Our first CHNA was completed in June 2018 and guides planning for improving the health of Marina Del Rey Hospital’s communities.
The CHNA study includes hundreds of community health indicators and demographic details that help us determine where and how we can make a difference. We gather input from individuals who represent the broad interests of the community we serve in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of issues and needs. Feel free to review our 2019 CHNA and Implementation Strategy. Also available to view is the hospital’s previous CHNA and Implementation Strategy. If you have any questions or comments about the CHNA or Implementation Strategy, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, each year, we prepare a Community Benefit Plan, which provides up-to-date and detailed information, facts and figures about our commitment to our community. Please feel free to review our 2019 Community Benefit Update and Plan Report.
One area that has been prioritized is homelessness. Through both data from our CHNA and our experience as healthcare providers, we know that homelessness is a prevalent issue in Marina del Rey Hospital’s communities. We engage in strategic problem-solving through regional collaboratives led by the Los Angeles City Council and the Venice Family Clinic. Additionally, Marina del Rey Hospital makes direct grants to area organizations serving homeless individuals and families.
Additional Community Programs
Marina del Rey Hospital is committed to the health and well-being of our diverse communities. We strive for close and effective partnerships with community groups and city agencies to build programs that meet our communities needs such as:
- Our Annual Community Health Fair
- Weekly Community Yoga Classes
- Monthly Community Dance Fitness Classes
- Menopause Support and Education Groups (Red Hot Mamas®)
- Participation in local community events
In 2017, Marina del Rey Hospital will expand partnerships seeking to address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles County, in particular within the beach cities area. Additionally, the hospital will engage in community benefit programs and services that seek to address identified significant health needs.
We strive to improve the health status of our community and provide compassionate, high quality healthcare.