Our family was at 5 North Wing/Geriatrics Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica for several days for end-of- life care of our mother Concepción, a patient of UCLA since 1994, when she had a liver transplant that extended her life by twenty-five and a half years. Our mom was at the hospital from Sunday November 10th and passed away on Thursday November 14th. The care team at Santa Monica UCLA Hospital in the North Tower, floor 5 was exceptional. Primary nurses Liz Medina and Salve Arreola, and care partner Vimi Ram, were professional, compassionate, caring and very informative and sensitive as they helped keep our mother comfortable and guided us through a painful moment. We are eternally grateful to Liz, Salvi, and Vimi - from the Novoa family.
By: Rafael N.