Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is the largest academic medical center in the western United States with 896 hospital beds. The campus includes the Saperstein Critical Care Tower, a 250,000-square-foot, eight-story building that contains 120 intensive care unit beds, 30 acute care beds and a 12-bed dedicated neurointensive care unit, staffed by neurointensivists. In addition, there is a four-bed Level 4 epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) equipped for telemetry monitoring. Cedars-Sinai is a Joint-Commission designated Stroke Center. The primary neurology inpatient service is located on the 4 Northwest Neuroscience ward with 48 beds designated for patients with neurological disorders, including a four bed EMU. Nurses assigned to this floor have expertise in the care of neurological patients.
See the Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (pictured right), the future home of the Department of Neurology, here.
The neurological sciences research laboratories are housed in the Barbara and Marvin Davis Research Institute, adjacent to the main hospital, and has over 270,000 square feet of laboratory and laboratory support space. The faculty in Neurology are currently conducting clinical research in the following areas: stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, movement disorders and ALS.
Cedars-Sinai ranks among the top ten non-university hospitals in NIH research funding. The research center also has the following cores:
- Biobehavioral Core
- Biostatistics Core
- Comparative Medicine Core
- Flow Cytometry Core
- Genomics Core
- Microscopy Core
- Molecular and Microimaging Cores