Items Tagged ‘NICU’

Creating Lullabies for NICU Babies

November 24, 2019

Creating Lullabies for NICU Babies

By uclahealth uclahealth

“The mother wrote a lullaby, which will be used on the pacifier activated lullaby (PAL) device when her baby is born and transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” explains Chelsea Brown, a music therapist intern in the maternity and NICU at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I think the continuity of care is really […]

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Tags: featured, music therapy, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, pacifier activated lullaby device, PAL device, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Video in the NICU

August 2, 2019

Video in the NICU

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Our son, King, was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” says Jeffrey Morris, father to the four-month-old. Also enjoying the annual NICU Family Picnic, King’s mother, Alecia Butler continues, “I had him at 34 weeks, so he was a month and a half early. He spent three weeks in the NICU because he was premature […]

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Tags: featured, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, NICU Family Picnic


'We Don't Feel Alone'

June 24, 2019

‘We Don’t Feel Alone’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We love coming back to see everybody who took care of Rose,” says Melody Curtis, mother to five-year-old Rose Curtis, who is enjoying the NICU Reunion. “At 14 weeks Rose was diagnosed with something called an omphalocele, which means her spleen, stomach and intestines were outside her abdominal wall when she was born. She was […]

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Tags: featured, NICU, NICU nurses, NICU Reunion, omphalocele, patient story, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatrics


May 13, 2019

Mini Horse Surprise

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I thought we were just going for a walk and he surprised me with this mini horse,” says Teresa Do, a first-time mother at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’m at UCLA Health because I just gave birth to a baby girl five days ago and she’s in the neonatal intensive care unit. It’s kind […]

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Tags: Blue Moon, featured, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA PAC, UCLA People-Animal Connection


With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

August 9, 2018

With new fellows program and research underway, music therapy expands at UCLA

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is expanding by adding two music therapy fellows who will assist patients and new research beginning in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) over the course of a year. A $100,000 gift from The Music Man Foundation enabled UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital […]

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Tags: developing infants, infant, infants, music therapist, music therapy, NICU, pediatrics, preemies, premature infants, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


March 28, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Tina!

By LindsayUcla06 LindsayUcla06

Dr. Tina Nguyen was assigned as my high risk OB when I was admitted to the hospital over 2 months ahead of my daughter’s due date after my water broke. In the week leading up to my daughter’s birth, Dr. Tina was a regular presence, checking in frequently to answer our questions and ensure we […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Tina Nguyen, full term pregnancy, high risk OB, labor and delivery, NICU, patient stories, pregnant


Vivian's Heart Journey

February 8, 2017

Vivian’s Heart Journey

By HRHJudy HRHJudy

The chances of winning the Powerball are 1 in 992 Billion. The chances of having a child with a heart defect are 1 in 100. About 1 out of every 100 babies (approximately 40,000) born each year in the US have some type of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Each year worldwide, 100,000 babies under the […]

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Tags: cardiac interventions, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, heart defect, NICU, open heart surgeries, patient stories, PICU, UCLA Children's Heart Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Simple treatment could help preemies breathe better

August 15, 2016

Simple treatment could help preemies breathe better

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Each year in the U.S., about 150,000 babies are born after only 23 to 34 weeks of gestation, which puts them at risk for apnea of prematurity, a condition in which breathing stops, often for several seconds. For parents, it can be frightening to watch when the alarms in the neonatal intensive care unit beep […]

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Tags: apnea of prematurity, breathing problems, Dr. Kalpashri Kesavan, hypoxia, low oxygenation, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, neonatologist, neonatology, neurobiology, news, NICU, preemies


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

August 1, 2016

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is proud to have received the nursing profession’s highest honor: the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition. “This achievement validates that UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica delivers excellent patient care and is a great place to work,” says Leah Korkis, nursing practice outcomes and Magnet coordinator at UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: I See You Baby program, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, nursing, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center


March 30, 2016

My Kidney Kid

By jcbowden jcbowden

My beautiful daughter, Abby, was born in 1996 with a rare kidney disease. In the critical hours following her birth in our hometown of Bakersfield, she was transported to the NICU at UCLA, and a team of pediatric nephrologists became both her lifeline and mine. When you are suddenly faced with possibly losing your baby […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Eileen Tsai, Dr. Isidro Salusky, Dr. Ora Yadin, Dr. Robert Ettenger, kidney disease, kidney transplant, NICU, patient stories, pediatric nephrologists