Items Tagged ‘UCLA Medical Center’

ECMO Heroes

July 13, 2018

ECMO Heroes

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was at a barbeque when I got the call to mobilize our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, pictured left, director of the adult ECMO program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The patient, Matt Pohlson, pictured center, had just suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or heart failure, at UCLA Medical Center, Santa […]

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Tags: adult ECMO program, cardiomyopathy, Dr. Greg Stacks, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peyman Benharash, Dr. Vadim Gudzenko, ECMO, ECMO machine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, heart failure, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

July 13, 2018

Thumbs Up for UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mom came out of the elevator and heard ‘he’s code blue, he’s code blue,’ and she walked to my room where I had flat-lined,” says Matt Pohlson, who came to the hospital thinking he might have appendicitis. “I went to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and they could tell there was a blockage in […]

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Tags: appendicitis, ECMO, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, featured, featured story, heart failure, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center


January 4, 2018

Today I’m A Star

By ring emmerfam

I had been visiting an endocrinologist for for the past 4 years to monitor my thyroid nodules and was advised to refrain from surgery until absolutely necessary, due to my age (I’m 89). Recently however, I developed trouble swallowing small bites of food and had to start washing them down with water. My thyroid had […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, insurance, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, thyroid, thyroid nodules, UCLA Medical Center


Volunteer Hair Stylists Help Patients Look and Feel Their Best

July 7, 2017

Volunteer Hair Stylists Help Patients Look and Feel Their Best

By uclahealth uclahealth

Even when recovering from major surgical procedures and lengthy illnesses, our patients don’t want their hair to look like its in critical condition. To help these patients look and feel their best, UCLA Health volunteers are now offering free hair services. “We currently have five licensed cosmetologists who volunteer their time at Ronald Reagan UCLA […]

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Tags: bedridden patients, cancer treatments, hair services, haircuts, licensed cosmetologists, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, surgical procedures, transplant patients, treatment milestones, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center


April 3, 2017

Both knees replaced at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

By pat16 pat16

My husband had both knees replaced in 2016. Dr. Bruce Brown and his staff were outstanding! Dr. Brown is a caring man who makes you feel you are the only person he is treating – always showing patience when dealing with questions and concerns. His staff was equally helpful and caring at all times.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Bruce Brown, knee replacement, knee surgery, orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital


September 13, 2016

Lipoma Removal from Neck

By e.cross74 e.cross74

Thanks to a friend who said, “Hey what’s the matter with your neck?” I saw my PCP and then started going through the battery of tests-, blood test, ultrasound, mri and from the mri they thought it was a lipoma. I did some research online, the internet is a wealth of information, but it is […]

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Tags: blood test, endocrine, endocrine surgery, lipoma, MRI, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, UCLA Medical Center, ultrasound


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

August 1, 2016

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

By uclahealth uclahealth

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is proud to have received the nursing profession’s highest honor: the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition. “This achievement validates that UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica delivers excellent patient care and is a great place to work,” says Leah Korkis, nursing practice outcomes and Magnet coordinator at UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: I See You Baby program, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, nursing, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center


People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

July 12, 2016

People-Animal Connection teams providing tuck-in and literacy services

By uclahealth uclahealth

Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA is not going to the dogs. The dogs are going to the hospital. UCLA’s People-Animal Connection (PAC), the animal-assisted therapy program that provides critically ill children and adults with companionship and comfort during their hospital stay, has launched two new programs. The tuck-in program provides hospitalized children and adults with comforting […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, children, literacy program, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, PAC, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers


Secret Weapon: Dad

June 30, 2015

Secret Weapon: Dad

By uclahealth uclahealth

Secret Weapon: Dad. When 20‐year-old Alec Kupelian went to the ER at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica one Saturday, he never expected cancer was the reason a pulled groin muscle hadn’t healed. “On Sunday, I had an MRI. On Monday, I had a biopsy. On Tuesday, I had my port implanted. And on Wednesday, I […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, children's cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, featured, patient stories, pediatric cancer, radiation oncologist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center