Items Tagged ‘UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica’

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


Relaxation Through Sound

April 7, 2019

Relaxation Through Sound

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I will place small Tibetan bowls on the patient’s bed and have meditation music in the background to change the energy in the room,” says Lahila Oppenheimer, a sound healer and volunteer at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica in the No One Dies Alone program. “The sound of the Tibetan bowls brings people into a […]

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Tags: featured, National Volunteer Week, Relaxation, sound therapy, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, volunteer services


April 1, 2019

Patient’s cataracts removed so he can see a brighter future

By uclahealth uclahealth

Things are looking up for Steve Richards thanks to a Jules Stein eye surgeon who helped restore his vision Steve, a 46-year-old accountant, had been plagued by a series of health problems that had him hospitalized for several months. Along the way, he suffered retinal tears in both eyes, which, though repaired, caused fast-growing cataracts […]

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Tags: cataract, cataract surgery, Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner, eye, featured, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Stein Eye Institute, vision


April 1, 2019

Orthopaedic Angel Savior

By Lavnis sdepaula

Approximately about a year or so ago Dr. Edward McPherson joined the team of orthopeadic surgeons at UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica. His addition to our team of doctor has been an amazing experience not only for the staff but specially for our patients. There is not even one time that I come in to […]

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Tags: Dr. Edward McPherson, orthopaedic surgery, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery


Loving Memories

January 11, 2019

Loving Memories

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We did everything out of love,” says Jeanet Odero, pictured center, a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Pictured left is Melinda Espiritu and pictured right is Ericka Boyd. Jeanet continues, “He’s very sick, and this is one of his dreams. Melinda did all the snowflake decorations.” Ericka adds, […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


First Hospital Wedding

January 11, 2019

First Hospital Wedding

By uclahealth uclahealth

“This is my first hospital wedding,” says Joseph Hepburn, officiant and intensive care unit chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “The patient is gravely ill, and he wants to have this marriage ceremony for his fiancée and three little children. I’ve spoken with both him and his fiancée. All the papers are signed and […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Beautiful Wedding

January 11, 2019

Beautiful Wedding

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It was a really beautiful day, I didn’t expect it to be so grand,” says Tanyce Bush, who got married in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica to long-time partner Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer. “The nurses told me they were going to decorate, but I didn’t […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, cancer, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, lymphoma, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


'Getting Hitched'

January 2, 2019

‘Getting Hitched’

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Your boy is getting hitched!” exclaims Christopher Johnson, who has stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer and has been in and out of the hospital since November 2017. As part of the Three Wishes program, Christopher is getting married to his long-time partner Tanyce Bush in the Intensive Care Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes, cancer, featured, ICU, ICU Wedding, intensive care unit, stage 4 T-cell lymphoma cancer, Three Wishes program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

January 2, 2019

Extensivist program helps high-risk patients manage health and avoid hospitalization

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Launched in July 2017, the UCLA Health Extensivist Program provides care for more than 400 complex patients. The program is set to expand to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and outlying communities in 2019. A new program launched last year by the UCLA Department of Medicine is helping patients at high risk for hospitalization […]

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Tags: acupuncture, cerebrovascular disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, congestive heart failure, Dr. Andrew Shubov, Dr. Sun Yoo, mind-body practices, organ transplantation, primary care medical home, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, UCLA Health Extensivist Program


December 21, 2018

I Feel Like a Different Person

By Tuxedo roselle7000

I had no health conditions – no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get ready for surveys. A year […]

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Tags: A-Fib, adenoma, calcium, congestive heart failure, Dr. Michael Yeh, EKG, kidney, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica