CHA News Article

Hospital Leader Stuart Marylander Passes Away

Longtime health care executive Stuart Marylander — who led the CHA Board and the Hospital Association of Southern California Board — passed away Sept. 1. He was 82.

As Cedars-Sinai’s first president for 18 years, Marylander led the creation and expansion of the medical center. He served the hospital for more than five decades in various leadership roles, including his initial appointment in 1957 as the assistant administrator of what was then Cedars of Lebanon Hospital.

 “Stuart made exceptional contributions to the hospital community that have had a lasting impact on California,” said CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner.

Marylander served as CHA Board chair in 1978 and as chair of the Hospital Association of Southern California Board in 1975. In recognition of his leadership contributions, he received the CHA Walker-Sullivan Fellowship Award in 1980. In addition, he served as chair of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges and was a board member of the American Hospital Association and Blue Cross of California.