Items Tagged ‘NICU’

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 rhatoum

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 lindsaysterrett

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 judy12

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 amyalbin

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


August 7, 2015

Premature Twins – TaShanna’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

  We were in the NICU for approximately 3 months. We received the best care there. I actually was on bedrest at UCLA Santa Monica for a month prior to the girls being born. There are so many worries you have when your children are in the NICU. But one thing that we didn’t have […]

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Tags: NICU, patient stories


August 7, 2015

Sickest Kid in the Hospital – Jerrod’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

  When Jerrod was born, the first thing my wife said was “How come I don’t hear him crying?” And from that – it was rough from there. They were noticing breathing issues, heavy respiration. Then he had to be separated from us. Told us he may never speak, may never walk, may have bad […]

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Tags: NICU, patient stories


Mateo’s Story

June 30, 2015

Mateo’s Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

My son was born at 28 weeks. We had a very hard time. Thank goodness he was strong enough to make it through. When you’re in the NICU, it’s a rollercoaster of emotions and problems. Every day there is a different problem to solve. Sometimes you forget that you are forming a new family. The […]

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Tags: featured, NICU, patient stories