I had 2 children at Cedars (2010 and 2012). My first was an unscheduled C-section at 37 1/2 weeks. She ended up in NICU for 13 days. The NICU was generally very good. However, as a mother, you have to be very watchful of everything. I was there from 9 am to 10 pm everyday. At one point, my DD had a seizure for an unexplained reason. It wasn't clear what happened and whether there was something wrong with her. All the tests showed up negative. In the end, they determined that she had an allergic reaction to one of the meds they gave her. Fortunately, the seizure did not affect her negatively. All in all, I had a positive experience, so I had my second baby there too.
My second child was a scheduled C-section at 39 weeks. My DS had jaundice, which isn't a big deal these days. However, you have to be careful to get proper treatment immediately. Left untreated, a child will get brain damage. Anyway, the first night he had jaundice (day 2 of birth), they had him in the nursery because of the treatment for jaundice. I went into the nursery and saw my baby crying like crazy because the special patch they wear to protect their eyes from the light treatment had come off. The patch coming off could have caused damage to his eyes and no one noticed. I complained about this and the next morning, he was back in my room. Once my baby was in my room, I thought everything would be fine. Thereafter, the nursery nurse came in my room with another nurse and they whispered something about the incubator light not working and then left without fixing it. I called the head nurse immediately and inquired about this. Well, it wasn't set up properly and they weren't going to fix it until I complained. Very frustrating.
At around the same time, I was losing too much blood. In the craziness of them trying to figure out whether I had internal bleeding, they removed the brace they use to circulate the blood in your legs and never put them back. A few hours later, my calves started hurting. I told them doctor and then he noticed that the leg circulation brace wasn't on me. They freaked out that I might have a blood clot (which could lead to a stroke). At one point, there were about 4 doctors and 10 nurses in my room. They knew they had made a huge mistake. So, they checked my legs to see if I had a blood clot, which I didn't. Thereafter, they had to monitor me very carefully to make sure I was ok. Anyway, one crazy nurse started screaming at me because I asked her to give me a new blanket (she had dropped the blanket on the dirty bloody floor). She then got a call and started screaming at the nurse at the front desk (my room was right by the nurse's station). I was so emotional at this point, that I just started crying. I complained about this as well, and they replaced her immediately. After that, my experience was good.
While I would recommend Cedars, I would caution you to be very watchful and careful of what is going on and to speak up if you see something or feel something is wrong. I am glad I did because if I didn't, my baby's jaundice properly wouldn't have gone to the extent it needed to for my baby to come home with me when I left the hospital. This was very important for me because my first baby didn't come home with me when I was released.