Fashion Industries Guild of Cedars-Sinai


Past Projects

Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory and Hal Kaltman Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Research Endowment

The Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory and Hal Kaltman Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Research Endowment is addressing congenital heart defects (the most common type of birth defect nationwide), affecting nearly one percent of U.S. births each year. Even 10 years ago, children born with congenital heart disease faced a future filled with pain from multiple open-heart surgeries, and in some cases, a life expectancy so shortened that they rarely outlived their need for pediatric-based care. Today, medical advances have dramatically prolonged survival for these children, and the Cedars-Sinai Pediatrics Department along with the Heart Institute is working to improve outcomes even further into adulthood. Support for the Laboratory and Research Endowment will advance the study of congenital heart disease and develop more minimally invasive treatments for patients from fetal to advanced age. By improving our capabilities to care for children with congenital heart disease, the need for open heart surgeries at each stage of life might be eliminated.

The Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program, including the Fashion Industries Guild Congenital Heart Laboratory, is taking residence in Cedars-Sinai’s new Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion. Bringing clinics and research labs together under one roof, this state-of-the-art facility is designed to speed medical progress by fostering collaborative links between clinicians and scientists.

The Diana and Steve Marienhoff Fashion Industries Guild Endowed Fellowship in Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases

This fellowship will directly advance the Department of Pediatrics partnership with the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute. Their joint quest is to investigate and eventually develop new treatment protocols for a range of devastating neurological diseases affecting children, including but not limited to spinal muscular atrophy, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. By strengthening our ability to fight these illnesses, the fellowship will help children and their families by improving outcomes and offering hope for a healthy and productive future.

The holder of this fellowship is Tyler Pierson, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric neurologist and expert in pediatric neuromuscular disease.

Kenneth Weinbaum Fashion Industries Guild Pediatric Acute Care Unit

The Kenneth Weinbaum Fashion Industries Guild Pediatric Acute Care Unit serves children who do not need to be in Intensive Care but need more care then what is available on the general pediatric floor. This unit will also allow the doctors to work closely with the parents and the child to give them the special training that may be needed when they take their child home.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Wing at Cedars-Sinai

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Cedars-Sinai is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility designed to address the needs of critically ill babies, premature newborns and infants requiring close observation.

The NICU is a level III (tertiary) provider of newborn services, which means that it has access to consultants, surgeons and ancillary services that allow treatment across the full range of neonatal problems. It comprises 45 beds in four areas, providing varying levels of care.

Cedars-Sinai's NICU is a designated California Children's Services Regional NICU, and all Cedars-Sinai neonatologists are board-certified, paneled California Children's Services Providers. The NICU is equipped with the latest technology and prepared to provide the highest level of care with the most modern treatment modalities.

As a Level III (tertiary) unit, we take difficult cases that other facilities are not able to handle. The NICU's Neonatal Transport Program moves neonates requiring tertiary care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the referring facility to Cedars-Sinai's NICU.

The NICU employs a highly integrated team of specialists, providing comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services, from minimally invasive procedures to complex surgical techniques.

The Ruth Bregman/Fashion Industries Guild Children's Health Clinic

The Ruth Bregman/Fashion Industries Guild Children's Health Clinic provides free and discounted health care to about 4,000 low-income and high-risk children and their families. Our patients are healthy children, children with chronic diseases and children with behavioral and psycho-social problems. They are at particularly high-risk for poor outcomes because of their poverty status as well as the frequent presence of multiple challenges for their families. We provide over 7,500 outpatient clinic visits per year by a skilled team of generalist pediatricians, specialist pediatricians, nurses and social workers. The clinic is also the major training site for CSMC's pediatric residency training program.