Here’s to you, the patients, families, volunteers and communities who inspire and push us to be our best in all that we do. Read the stories about our staff and patients and the many others who inspire us.

'Love Coming to Work'

'Love Coming to Work'

“I’m a fourth-generation physician,” says Dr. Ashley Bateman who practices at the
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Seeing the Future

Seeing the Future

“Today we’re training all the new department coordinators, or the new volunteers coming in who are hoping to have a bigger position in the
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Full Attention From Medical Assistant

Full Attention From Medical Assistant

“When a patient walks in we give them all our attention,” says Linda Basulto, a medical assistant in the urology office at the Read more »

Improving Hospital Ethos

Improving Hospital Ethos

“My daughter was born with three holes in her heart,” discloses Gregory Vahanian, a member of the Parents Advisory Council and UCLA Health. “After her second birthday, [...]


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Summer program introduces teens to health care career opportunities

Summer program introduces teens to health care career opportunities

Close to 50 high school students from the greater Los Angeles area took part in two weeklong summer programs designed to introduce them to various [...]


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My most challenging patient: A resourceful nurse reunites a confused patient with his family

My most challenging patient: A resourceful nurse reunites a confused patient with his family

Emergency Management Services brought an elderly patient to the Emergency Department after he was found wandering the streets in Santa Monica. The patient initially said [...]


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UCLA The Only Place

UCLA The Only Place

“We tried other hospitals, but this is the only place we can bring her,” says Joe Pineda, father to 12-year-old Elyse Pineda. [...]


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Spreading Awareness

Spreading Awareness

“My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 48 and passed away at 49 years old,” says Christiana Camacho, a nurse at
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Feels Like Home & Family

Feels Like Home & Family

“You can have your hair or makeup done during Beauty Bus,” says 12-year-old Elyse Pineda, who has
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Smiling Every Day

Smiling Every Day

“I think this office not only provides great patient care but we bring a sense of home,” says Sonia Ramos, site manager for the
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Video in the NICU

Video in the NICU

“Our son, King, was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” says Jeffrey [...]


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'In Good Hands'

'In Good Hands'

“I had some spots on my face,” says Hatsumi Nomura, a new patient at UCLA Health Pacific Palisades. “They recommended


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