Items Tagged ‘UCLA Health volunteers’

October 22, 2018

It’s Not Their Illness, It’s Their Life

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Jo Sue has written hundreds of biographies since she started the program,” says Carey McCarthy, not pictured, as she honored Jo Sue Whisler, a Living History Program volunteer in the hematology and oncology unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, for her outstanding service and dedication during the annual Auxiliary Awards Luncheon. Carey continues, “In […]

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Tags: Auxiliary Awards Luncheon, hematology and oncology, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Health volunteers, volunteer


Aspiring doctors get inside look at medicine through teen summer program

July 13, 2017

Aspiring doctors get inside look at medicine through teen summer program

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Students participating in the UCLA Health Pre-Med Summer Scholars program practice their robotic surgery skills at UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology. What did you do over summer vacation? One group of teens will share their stories of watching an autopsy, practicing robotic surgery and checking out a hyperbaric chamber. The experience was […]

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Tags: community engagement, high school, learning opportunities, pre med, Regina Naanos, summer scholars, UCLA Health volunteers, volunteers


Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

May 9, 2017

Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

When supporting a nonprofit organization, some people write checks and others volunteer their time. And some, like Annie and Vic Bartholetti, open their home — and their hearts. Since 2011, the Los Angeles attorneys have volunteered as a host family, or Buddy Family for wounded military veterans who receive health care through UCLA Health’s Operation […]

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Tags: caregivers, Dr. Chris Crisera, Dr. Jo Sornborger, Dr. Kodi Azari, intensive therapy program, Operation Mend, reconstructive surgery, Tiverton House, UCLA Buddy Family Program, UCLA Health volunteers, UCLA Operation, volunteers


Post-election recipe for health: volunteer

November 29, 2016

Post-election recipe for health: volunteer

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

As the election season recedes and the holidays approach, this may be the perfect time to decompress and reflect within about ourselves and our nation. For me, the process starts with taking a fresh look at the candidates’ slogans.  Whether it’s “Make America Great Again” or “Stronger Together,” the message seems to be the same: […]

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Tags: altruism, election, health, holidays, No One Dies Alone, UCLA Health volunteers, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteer, volunteer opportunities, volunteerism