Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community. It began in 1902 as a 12-bed hospital in the Angelino Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Today, Cedars-Sinai serves more than 1 million people each year in over 40 locations, with more than 4,500 physicians and nurses and 1,500 research projects in motion.

The Foundation is a longtime supporter of Cedars-Sinai, and in 2019 made a grant to endow a chair in Nurse Education, Innovation, and Research. The inaugural chairholder is Margo Minissian, PhD, who oversees nursing education, research, and performance improvement for Cedars-Sinai.

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Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Chair Dedication

Desired Impact

The Foundation believes that nurses are uniquely situated to transform whole-person patient care by bringing cutting-edge research and best practices to the bedside. Because they accompany patients and families at all stages of the healthcare journey, nurses are attuned to patients’ psychosocial and spiritual needs in addition to their physical needs: the key to getting and keeping patients well.

The goal of the Endowed Chair is to develop a pipeline of nurse leaders to face today’s greatest healthcare challenges, lead change, and improve the health of our community around the globe. By supporting the chairholder in her role to develop nurse leaders and facilitate their innovative work, the Foundation aims to amplify the impact and visibility of nurses at Cedars-Sinai in a way that serves as a model for other healthcare systems across the nation.

Endowed Chair

Margo Minissian, PhD, ACNP

Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Nurse Education, Innovation, and Research

Margo B. Minissian, PhD, ACNP is the inaugural chairholder of the Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Nurse Education, Innovation, and Research at Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Minissian is the Executive Director at the Brawerman...

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Thanks to the Foundation, we have the opportunity to place nurse leaders at the forefront to address the ever-growing challenges in healthcare.”

David Marshall, Chief Nursing Executive, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center