Items Tagged ‘PAC’

Patient gets memorable send-off from therapy horse

April 12, 2019

Patient gets memorable send-off from therapy horse

By uclahealth uclahealth

To celebrate her last day of chemotherapy, cancer patient Robin Reader got a special visit from Blue Moon, a mini-horse who is part of the UCLA Health People-Animal Connection program.  Robin, who had a rare form of cancer, was diagnosed when she was 26 weeks pregnant. As a result, oncologists at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: cancer, featured, oncology, PAC, pet therapy, therapy horse, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLAPAC


People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

July 12, 2016

People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is not going to the dogs. The dogs are going to the hospital. UCLA’s People-Animal Connection (PAC), the animal-assisted therapy program that provides critically ill children and adults with companionship and comfort during their hospital stay, has launched two new programs. The tuck-in program provides hospitalized children and adults with comforting […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, children, literacy program, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, PAC, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers


All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

May 12, 2016

All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

By uclahealth uclahealth

Therapists at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA (RNPH) are getting excellent results with some innovative techniques — sitting, shaking hands, rolling over and allowing patients to scratch their bellies. Such methods come easily to these therapists, since they are dogs — part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection, or PAC. Working as […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, nurses, PAC, Pet Partners, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, therapy, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers


Heart Full of Happiness

June 30, 2015

Heart Full of Happiness

By uclahealth uclahealth

She has a Heart Full of Happiness. Shania needs a second heart transplant. We’re waiting, and she is here long-term until she receives one,” says Rosanna, mom to 8-year-old Shania. Shania received her first heart transplant in May 2007, then developed coronary artery disease seven years later. The team at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA now […]

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Tags: cardiology, featured, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, PAC, patient stories, pediatrics


July 17, 2013

The Cure

By Marco marcoferreira63_bv

On November 2, 2008 I was involved in a motorcycle accident while riding my beautiful Ducati. My life forever changed on that day. I was admitted to the UCLA Neuro-ICU for 6 weeks. I then transferred to a sub acute skilled nursing facility for 4 months and after that to Casa Colina rehabilitation hospital for […]

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Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery, PAC, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center