July 8, 2019
“We are celebrating the choice of anybody can love whoever they want to love,” says Sharon Reyes, a volunteer from UCLA Health who works in the department of dermatology at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are at PRIDE, celebrating love. It’s really important that UCLA Health be at PRIDE because it lets people know […]
June 27, 2019
“We are trying to do a blessing onto those who are being a blessing to our patients,”says Roland Perkins, a chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are doing a blessing of the hands for Nurses Week. I tailor a blessing towards what people were doing or what their specialty is. I want the […]
June 24, 2019
I had revision bi-lateral hernia surgery with mesh removal performed by Dr. David Chen at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, in February 2019 with an overnight stay. The entire experience from Admissions through discharge was excellent. I cannot give enough praise to everyone who was part of my care, including the exceptional work of Dr. […]
June 6, 2019
My RN Melissa Palan was wonderful! Melissa made a positive difference in my stay at UCLA SM, she was knowledgeable, very helpful, positive, cheerful, and very caring. I would hope there would be more nurses like Melissa, By: Patricia H.
June 5, 2019
Dr. Churnet provided exceptional care to my mom. I really appreciate her clear way of explaining things. We also found her to be very compassionate and genuinely concerned. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Gay By: Gay M.
June 5, 2019
Ebiowei provided outstanding care to my mom. He has a very positive and reassuring interpersonal style. Thank you very much. By: Gay M.
June 5, 2019
Danielle delivered exceptional care for my mom. She really anticipated needs. She does an outstanding job. Thank you very much. By: Gay M.
May 8, 2019
Meet John “JJ” Goldrick, who volunteers at the information desk at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. JJ, 72, volunteers three days a week, and has been doing so since 2013. He is also a member of the hospital’s patient-family advisory council, an ambassador for the American Red Cross-Santa Monica Bay chapter and an active member […]
April 12, 2019
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 […]
April 7, 2019
“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 […]