Items Tagged ‘Santa Monica’

Blessing Surgeons Hands

June 23, 2019

Blessing Surgeons Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m happy to have my hands blessed,” says Dr. Bert Thomas, an orthopedic surgeon at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “I saw someone standing by the door who didn’t appear to be doing anything other than holding the door open. I asked why she was doing that. She said, ‘I’m holding the door open because […]

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Tags: Dr. Bert Thomas, orthopedic surgeon, Santa Monica, spiritual care, UCLA Medical Center


Rape Treatment Center sponsors Clothesline Project

May 29, 2019

Rape Treatment Center sponsors Clothesline Project

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica sponsored The Clothesline Project at the Santa Monica campus in April in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The project featured a display of more than 150 T-shirts created by sexual-assault survivors or their loved ones as a voice against violence. The shirts were color-coded, […]

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Tags: Employee News, Rape Treatment Center, Santa Monica, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Clothesline Project, UCLA Medical Center


Part time Modeling, Full Time Helping

October 22, 2018

Part time Modeling, Full Time Helping

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’ve volunteered for more than 3,000 hours,” says John Goldrick, a volunteer at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and model in the annual Auxiliary Volunteer Luncheon and Fashion Show. All the clothes were chosen from the Auxiliary Thrift Store, whose profits benefit patients in the hospital. “I went into the Auxiliary Thrift Store and looked at […]

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Tags: Auxiliary Thrift Store, Auxiliary Volunteer, Auxiliary Volunteer Awards Luncheon, featured, Santa Monica, UCLA Health Volunteer, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Midwifery Move

August 28, 2018

Midwifery Move

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to give full midwifery care with […]

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Tags: birth, Erin DeTura, midwife, mother, nurse midwife, OBGYN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Santa Monica mother, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, women's health


Care when you need it: Urgent care and extended hours offerings

August 16, 2018

Care when you need it: Urgent care and extended hours offerings

By uclahealth uclahealth

Imagine that it’s 5:30 pm on a weeknight, and when you pick up your daughter from daycare, you realize that she’s lethargic and her cough has gotten much worse. Or it’s a Saturday morning, and you twist your ankle when you’re out for a run and can barely hobble home. We’ve all been there. Sometimes […]

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Tags: century city, extended hours, Playa Marina, primary care, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Evaluation & Treatment, The Checkup, UCLA Health Century City, UCLA Health Culvery City, UCLA Health Santa Clarita, UCLA Health Thousand Oaks


ECMO Heroes

July 13, 2018

ECMO Heroes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was at a barbeque when I got the call to mobilize our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, pictured left, director of the adult ECMO program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The patient, Matt Pohlson, pictured center, had just suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or heart failure, at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: adult ECMO program, cardiomyopathy, Dr. Greg Stacks, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Vadim Gudzenko, ECMO, ECMO machine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, heart failure, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

July 13, 2018

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mom came out of the elevator and heard ‘he’s code blue, he’s code blue,’ and she walked to my room where I had flat-lined,” says Matt Pohlson, who came to the hospital thinking he might have appendicitis. “I went to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and they could tell there was a blockage in […]

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Tags: appendicitis, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, featured story, heart failure, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center


January 4, 2018

Today I’m A Star

By ring ring

I had been visiting an endocrinologist for for the past 4 years to monitor my thyroid nodules and was advised to refrain from surgery until absolutely necessary, due to my age (I’m 89). Recently however, I developed trouble swallowing small bites of food and had to start washing them down with water. My thyroid had […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, insurance, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, thyroid, thyroid nodules, UCLA Medical Center


November 1, 2017

Full thyroidectomy

By Monica Monica

I came to Dr. Yeh since my dad had been a patient of his. I liked how personable he was, how he gave simple explanations and made sure the diagnosis was understood. He took his time and answered all questions – I never felt rushed. He shared information and was very informative. I had a […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, full thyroidectomy, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, surgical team, UCLA Endocrinology


September 18, 2017

Unfamiliar Diagnosis

By slpculvercity slpculvercity

I was referred by my internist Dr. Elizabeth Ko to Dr. Masha Lihvits for a consult regarding high Calcium counts. The results showed the need to remove a parathyroid gland. This diagnosis was unfamiliar to me, but after my initial visit with Dr. Lihvits, I was comfortable and confident that it would be a quick […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Lihvits, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, high Calcium counts, parathyroid gland, patient stories, Santa Monica, ucla endocrine cetner, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica