Pictured at the event to celebrate the rehabilitation hospital’s progress are (standing, from left) Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai president and CEO; Dr. David T. Feinberg, then-president, UCLA Health System and CEO, UCLA Hospital System; and David S. Chernow, president and CEO, Select Medical; and (seated) David Wilstein.
David and Susan Wilstein have pledged $4 million to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to support teaching, research and clinical activities in rehabilitation medicine. The gift to UCLA funds endowed chairs for two distinguished faculty members. The Wilsteins also gave $1 million toward the new California Rehabilitation Institute — located on the site of the former Century City Hospital — which is slated to open in 2016. In December 2013, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Select Medical and UCLA announced a partnership to create a 138-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital to serve the growing needs of the community for inpatient rehabilitation. The gift from the Wilsteins is the first contribution to benefit the new partnership. In recognition, the lobby of the California Rehabilitation Institute will be named in their honor. On October 30, 2014, the Wilsteins, along with leaders from UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Select Medical gathered to celebrate the progress of the new facility.
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