Items Tagged ‘featured’

New Skills for Same Level of Patient Care

July 13, 2019

New Skills for Same Level of Patient Care

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“UCLA Health has over 200 clinics, we go to the clinics to make sure that they are at the same standards to provide the best patient care for the community,” says Jesica Suarez, a practice coordinator for the ambulatory nursing department. “I love being an ambulatory nurse. Working in the clinics allows me to work […]

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Tags: ambulatory nursing, featured, patient care


More Than 'Good Enough'

July 13, 2019

More Than ‘Good Enough’

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“We look at alternatives to cancer-y things,” says Kristine Knudsen. “People don’t want to have to wear something that is ‘good enough.’ Our head coverings are the perfect example of a range of prices and solutions. We have hats designed for surfers, yoga community head coverings, custom turbans designed by a Los Angeles woman and […]

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Tags: featured, integrative medicine, oncology, Simms/Mann Center for Integrative Oncology, suppoort groups


'Couldn't Have Asked For Better'

July 11, 2019

‘Couldn’t Have Asked For Better’

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“My mom was a nurse, and she was the one who inspired me to go into the profession,” says Charmaine Platon, a clinical nurse in the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. “I was always interested in the mind and managing the mind. I thought psych was the best of both worlds because I get to […]

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Tags: emotional health, featured, nurse, psychiatric, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA


Always Welcome at UCLA

July 9, 2019

Always Welcome at UCLA

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“This is not about us trying to get people to come into the hospital because we want their money. It’s about showing that we actually care,” says Yadira Zuniga, a PRIDE volunteer who works in the patient communication center for Urology and Gynecology at UCLA Health. “You don’t have to be gay to come to […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, gynecology, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, urology, volunteer


Be Yourself, We Accept U

July 8, 2019

Be Yourself, We Accept U

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“We are celebrating the choice of anybody can love whoever they want to love,” says Sharon Reyes, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works in the department of dermatology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are at PRIDE, celebrating love. It’s really important that UCLA Health be at PRIDE because it lets people know […]

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Tags: community engagement, dermatology, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, volunteer


Support at Work

July 6, 2019

Support at Work

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“It’s a great thing for people to come out and just be able to be themselves,” says Michael Hernandez, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works for the OB/GYN and neurology units. “As an openly gay Latino man, I love being part of PRIDE because I know for some people it’s still a struggle coming […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, neurology, OB/GYN, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


Presence for the Patients

July 5, 2019

Presence for the Patients

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“You can feel the energy; there are so many people to spread the love to and support,” says Ashley Hagelstein, a UCLA Health employee who volunteered at the UCLA Health booth during the PRIDE Parade. “We’re giving out free gifts for people who spin the wheel. They can get fans, stickers, we have little hankies […]

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Tags: community engagement, featured, LGBTQ, LGBTQ community, Pride, Pride parade, UCLA Gender Health, volunteer


Keeping Quality of Care Outside the Hospital

July 3, 2019

Keeping Quality of Care Outside the Hospital

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“One of the foundations of nursing at UCLA Health is relationship-based care,” says Toyin Lawal, director of ambulatory care nursing at UCLA. “Ambulatory care is caring for patients outside the hospital, so the delivery of care is very different in the sense that the patient comes in, they get their treatment, and they return back […]

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Tags: ambulatory care, featured, nursing, Thousand Oaks


Choose Being Happy & Well

June 29, 2019

Choose Being Happy & Well

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“We are not just taking care of their disease, but rather taking care of them as a whole individual during their treatment and afterwards for their recovery,” says Dr. Helena Chang, director of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. “16 years ago we wanted to have a day to say, ‘I recognize you have gone through a […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Dr. Helena Chang, featured, Revlon/UCLA Breast Center


'Good Choice' to Donate

June 26, 2019

‘Good Choice’ to Donate

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“I had to prepare over 200 units of products for one liver transplant patient one time,” says Chris Sierra, a technician who works in the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center in Ackerman Union. “I deal with blood collection, whole blood collection, platelet collection and fresh plasma collection. A couple of co-workers and I opened this […]

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Tags: blood collection, featured, fresh plasma collection, liver transplant, platelet collection, UCLA Blood & Platelet Center, whole blood collection