Items Tagged ‘volunteers’

Aspiring doctors get inside look at medicine through teen summer program

July 13, 2017

Aspiring doctors get inside look at medicine through teen summer program

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Students participating in the UCLA Health Pre-Med Summer Scholars program practice their robotic surgery skills at UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology. What did you do over summer vacation? One group of teens will share their stories of watching an autopsy, practicing robotic surgery and checking out a hyperbaric chamber. The experience was […]

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Tags: community engagement, high school, learning opportunities, pre med, Regina Naanos, summer scholars, UCLA Health volunteers, volunteers


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


Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

May 9, 2017

Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

When supporting a nonprofit organization, some people write checks and others volunteer their time. And some, like Annie and Vic Bartholetti, open their home — and their hearts. Since 2011, the Los Angeles attorneys have volunteered as a host family, or Buddy Family for wounded military veterans who receive health care through UCLA Health’s Operation […]

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Tags: caregivers, Dr. Chris Crisera, Dr. Jo Sornborger, Dr. Kodi Azari, intensive therapy program, Operation Mend, reconstructive surgery, Tiverton House, UCLA Buddy Family Program, UCLA Health volunteers, UCLA Operation, volunteers


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


All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

May 12, 2016

All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

By uclahealth uclahealth

Therapists at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA (RNPH) are getting excellent results with some innovative techniques — sitting, shaking hands, rolling over and allowing patients to scratch their bellies. Such methods come easily to these therapists, since they are dogs — part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection, or PAC. Working as […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, nurses, PAC, Pet Partners, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, therapy, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers