Items Tagged ‘UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica’

June 24, 2019

Revision Bi-Lateral Hernia Surgery with Mesh Removal

By JoeC joecristina

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. […]

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Tags: Dr. David Chen, hernia surgery, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


June 6, 2019

Melissa P.

By gmasgras gmasgras

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.

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Tags: care compliment, nurses & staff, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA nurses


June 5, 2019

Bethlehem C.

By gmasgras gmasgras

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.

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Tags: Bethlehem Churnet MD, care compliment, ER, hospitalist, internal medicine, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


June 5, 2019

Ebiowei O., nurse, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

By gmasgras gmasgras

Ebiowei provided outstanding care to my mom. He has a very positive and reassuring interpersonal style. Thank you very much. By: Gay M.

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Tags: care compliment, nurses & staff, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA nurses


June 5, 2019

Danielle, nurse, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

By gmasgras gmasgras

Danielle delivered exceptional care for my mom. She really anticipated needs. She does an outstanding job. Thank you very much. By: Gay M.

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Tags: care compliment, nurses & staff, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA nurses


Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

May 8, 2019

Volunteer, Love People and Share Your Story

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

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 […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, 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