Items Tagged ‘Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’

Security is About Helping Others

May 13, 2019

Security is About Helping Others

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I got a call that a man was unresponsive and face down in a water fountain,” says Latoya Finch, a healthcare security officer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I responded to the call and got the individual out of the fountain. I immediately started chest compressions and CPR, which helped save his life. I […]

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Tags: CPR, featured, Hospital Week, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, security officer


Critical to Spread Knowledge

May 13, 2019

Critical to Spread Knowledge

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s a really exciting time for interventional cardiology as new technologies come to light for valvular heart disease,” says Dr. Olcay Aksoy, an interventional cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “At the Heart Failure Symposium, I will be presenting ‘How to Treat Mitral Regurgitation.’ Mitral regurgitation is a complex problem. The main symptoms are […]

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Tags: Dr. Olcay Aksoy, Heart Failure Symposium, heart failure symptoms, heart transplant, interventional cardiology, MitraClip, mitral regurgitation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, valvular heart disease


Knock Me Over With a Feather

April 23, 2019

Knock Me Over With a Feather

By uclahealth uclahealth

“When you are on the other side, you feel like you’ve won,” says 72-year-old John Babcock, who received a heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2018. “I have hope now, and I didn’t have that before. My story started in 2013 with an arrhythmia in my heart. I came to UCLA Health […]

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Tags: arrhythmia, featured, heart transplant, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

April 22, 2019

Social workers celebrated for service to patients, families and medical teams

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Hospital social workers help patients and loved ones through difficult medical situations and facilitate communication with care teams. Social workers play a pivotal role at UCLA Health, helping patients and loved ones navigate challenging medical situations. They advocate for patient rights; provide education about conditions, treatments and available community services; conduct mental health […]

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Tags: advance care planning, advance health care directives, care coordination, child life specialists, MSW internship program, palliative care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, social workers, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


My Journey through Donation

April 22, 2019

My Journey through Donation

By MichelleNicole michellenicole39

July 10th 2018 I am walking down the halls of Ronald Reagan Medical Center with butterflies in my stomach. My mom and dad following close behind, whispering it would all be okay, reminding me how brave I was. This was a Tuesday unlike any summer day. Typically, surrounded by colleagues at work and heading to […]

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Tags: CORE Kidney Program, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, kidney disease, kidney donation, Kidney Fair, non-directive donor, organ donation, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery


I'm Here Today

April 15, 2019

I’m Here Today

By uclahealth uclahealth

21 years ago I had a quadruple bypass then last March I had a minor heart attack,” says 61-year-old James Harris, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to wait for a heart transplant. “I was here for two and a half months waiting, and then a heart finally came. I thought I […]

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Tags: heart attack, heart transplant, quadruple bypass, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Heart Transplant Support Group

April 12, 2019

Heart Transplant Support Group

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This is the heart transplant support group,” says Codie Lieto, far right, a clinical social worker at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We meet with patients, families, and their caregivers. It’s important to have peer-to-peer support. We try to facilitate patients and families being able to support one another and help each other through this […]

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Tags: featured, heart transplant, heart transplant support group, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, social worker, support group


Information Desk

April 11, 2019

Information Desk

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We have a lot of people who don’t speak English and some of the volunteers speak other languages. I can help patients and their families who speak Spanish and French,” says Pilar Mac Daniel, pictured left, a volunteer at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center’s Information Desk. Patty Kadivar, pictured right, says, “Volunteering gives us […]

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Tags: National Volunteering Week, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Volunteer, volunteering services


Walking and Walking

April 10, 2019

Walking and Walking

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I got my heart and kidney transplant done at the same time,” says 61-year-old Frank Poblete, who was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after having heart problems since 2001. “I stayed here for about three months waiting for a new heart and in the meantime, my kidney started to fail. One kidney was […]

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Tags: dialysis, featured, heart and kidney transplant, heart problems, heart transplant, kidney transplant, pacemaker, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


My wife  has a new style!

March 29, 2019

My wife has a new style!

By Sergovia50 sfunes

More than 5 years ago my wife needed to start dialysis after being diagnosed with kidney failure, her whole life style ( our whole life style) changed dramatically. Back then our daughter was just 3 years old, for me as a husband and daddy was heart breaker experience when one day I saw my daughter […]

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Tags: dialysis, Doctors Day, Dr Jeffrey Veale, featured, kidney exchange program, kidney failure, kidney transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center