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A special tribute to celebrate Nurses Week and International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

By uclahealth • May 7, 2020

“I tell parents when I first meet them that they’re going to become experts in the heart,” smiles Kristen Ethridge, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the pediatric cardiac surgery program. Kristen (pictured second from left) poses with other cardiac nurses from the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Cardiac nursing has been [...]

By uclahealth • February 21, 2020

When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, her eyes landed on Amy Bell, a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse.

Debbie, who was to undergo her first chemotherapy treatment for the pre acute lymphoblastic leukemia [...]

By uclahealth • September 20, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 3, 2019

“I wanted to be in a position where I would have influence over implementing projects that needed to be implemented on the units,” says Adrienne Creamer, a clinical nurse. Creamer is chair of the Unit Practice Council in the adult psychiatric unit and a part of the Empirical Outcomes Committee. [...]

By uclahealth • June 22, 2019
Feeling squeamish about getting your annual flu shot? We asked an expert for some advice in making the uncomfortable experience a little bit easier. Nurse Janet Li-Tall has given thousands of flu shots in her 11 years working at the Occupational Health department of UCLA [...]
By Amy Albin • October 20, 2017
Hand transplant patient reunites with large surgical team that guided rare, 18-hour procedure at UCLA UCLA patient Jonathan Koch recently underwent a surgery so rare—a hand transplant—that it has been performed fewer than three dozen times in the United States. Over the months-long course of preparing [...]
By Amy Albin • September 20, 2017
"I love kids, so I only ever wanted to be a pediatric nurse," says Sharon Doggett, who for the past decade has been caring for children at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Sharon's constantly inspired by her patients. "They're so positive; [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2017
The boat is the first thing kids notice when they [...]
By uclahealth • July 11, 2017
On Flag Day, June 14, a group of kindergarten students from the Berkeley Hall School in Los Angeles presented a homemade "quilt of valor" to UCLA Health Operation Mend, a program that provides medical, surgical and psychological [...]
By Amy Albin • June 29, 2017