October 4, 2019
“While you’re in labor, it’s like you’re in a cocoon with your family and nurse-midwife. You’re charting your own course in your own world, comfortably and naturally,” says Carliegh Garcia, who is expecting her fourth child in December. “The birth process for my first three – all delivered by UCLA nurse midwives – was very […]
October 4, 2019
The program provides routine well-woman check-ups in addition to pregnancy-related care The UCLA Health Nurse-Midwife Program, based at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, is expanding its services to provide well-woman health care – including annual checkups, Pap smears, and new birth control options – for women 35 and younger. To accommodate new well-woman patients as […]
September 19, 2019
“We’re getting out here and stretching our limbs a little bit, getting some fresh air,” enthuses Lauren Jordan, a nursing administrator at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “This is my first time coming to Stretch Breaks. It was really good. I liked it. It should be implemented in more workplaces. If you’re on a desk […]
September 16, 2019
In addition to the more than 180 primary and specialty care offices throughout the greater Los Angeles region, UCLA Health also has physicians who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients in 17 community facilities and counting. Here is what you need to know about our hospitalist program: Always call your primary care office first Unless […]
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.