Cedars-Sinai, California, U.S. A. : Phasing out Psychiatric Services

Cedars-Sinai is a health care facility that has a long history of providing services to  patients since 1902. It boast that it is “now a world-renowned, 1,000-bed nonprofit academic medical center. Cedars-Sinai’s community benefit contribution, which totaled $600.6 million … supports a broad spectrum of initiatives to give those in greatest need access to health information, screenings and care” and “has evolved to become the largest nonprofit hospital in the western United States – one that is internationally renowned for the best patient care modern medicine has to offer.”

US News & World Report indicates that “Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA is ranked nationally in 12 adult specialties”,  #2 in Los Angeles and among the best over-all ranking in the United States.

Eliminating mental health care services from this prestigious hospital has a huge impact on patients who depend on Cedars-Sinai for treatment. It will also have an impact on the many and jobs at the facility in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. aimed at mental health care.

On their website they list the following mental disorders as being covered under their care:

  • anorexia
  • bipolar disorder
  • bulimia
  • depression
  • schizophrenia

So much for counting on a quality medical facility to provide mental health care. What are mental health consumers going to do? Where will they go for treatment?

Cedars-Sinai is sending a clear message: quality mental health care is no longer an important aspect of overall patient health care.

Shame on you Cedars-Sinai. Step up to the plate and keep your doors open to all patients with medical conditions below And above the neck.

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