Discoveries Magazine



Gifts that Count

In 2018, Cedars-Sinai completed an eight-year, $615 million fundraising campaign that inspired collaboration among physicians, surgeons, scientists, and patients. Here we highlight some of the significant achievements of The Campaign for Cedars-Sinai.

Innovation 9: (Out on) a Better Limb

The next step in prosthetic technology revolutionizes mobility for one amputee—and may help countless others. Thanks to an innovative new technique that increases stability and range of motion in prosthetics, Chris Rowles enjoys renewed confidence and mobility. Photo: Max Gerber Read On

Innovation 4: The Smart Hospital Room

Cedars-Sinai aims to boldly go where few medical centers have gone before. Discoveries asked Patricia “Peachy” Hain, MSN, RN, executive director of Medical and Surgical Nursing Services—and an ardent Star Trek fan—to imagine the ideal hospital room, with innovations already Read On

Innovation 8: Pro Solutions to Antibiotics Problems

Medicine is supposed to move in just one direction—forward. But the growing problem of antibiotic resistance threatens to take us back to darker ages of medical care by triggering outbreaks of infections once easily cured. Fortunately, the days of resistant Read On

Innovation 7: A Very Patient Device

A hockey-puck sized assistant aims to smarten up the patient experience. Illustration: Jan Feindt Virtual personal assistants perch in our homes, eager to indulge our whims and curiosities: “Alexa, play me a song”; “Siri, should I bring an umbrella?” The Read On

Innovation 6: A Broader Diagnosis

The healthcare of tomorrow will be tailor-made for you—and that doesn’t just mean bespoke drugs or other targeted treatments. Cedars-Sinai’s director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging, Daniel Berman, MD, foresees that precision healthcare will bring innovations to expand how Read On

Innovation 5: Genetic Testing for All

Genetic testing could contribute significantly to disease prevention, but some who might benefit most are missing out on potentially lifesaving technology. While direct-to-consumer DNA tests have slipped into the mainstream, some people at high risk for specific diseases often cannot Read On

Innovation 10: The XR Files

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and other forms of video immersion—collectively known as extended reality or “XR”—promise to revolutionize medicine. TRAINING GROUND Just as flight simulation experience prepares pilots, XR could heighten future medical training. Cedars-Sinai is experimenting with “mixed reality” Read On