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Fun With Ben Flyin

December 20, 2019

Fun With Ben Flyin

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“We have distributed at least 10,000 bears worldwide,” remarks Sally Campbell (second from right), a United flight attendant retiree. “We’re bringing Ben Flyin Adventure Bears to the children at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. My belief is that the children who are facing the challenges they are in the hospital need their spirits uplifted. I […]

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Holiday Art Workshop

December 20, 2019

Holiday Art Workshop

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“We host art workshops every quarter on different units of the hospital”,” explains Talya Katzman, supervisor for volunteer services at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “It’s a fun, creative way to get patients out of their rooms, to take their mind off things, and to have fun doing crafts with each other. It’s also for […]

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United Airlines Volunteers Make Special Deliveries to Young Patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

December 17, 2019

United Airlines Volunteers Make Special Deliveries to Young Patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

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Landing in the hospital around the holidays isn’t pleasant  — unless you’re a group of United Airlines pilots, flight attendants and volunteers arriving to deliver teddy bears and good cheer to young patients at the Mattel Children’s Unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.  Patients received “Ben Flying” Adventure Bears – which come with their […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life, child life specialist, featured, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


September 19, 2019

Marijuana as Medicine?

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“My talk today is titled ‘Weeding Out Fact From Fiction’,” tells Jennifer Tsui, a clinical pharmacist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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Tags: cannabis, featured, pharmacist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, transplant


UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

September 16, 2019

UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

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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 […]

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Tags: Hospitalists, primary care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, urgent care


July 20, 2019

Resnick staff sows seeds to improve mental wellness

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What began as a modest investment of space and money — an unused, raised outdoor planter bed at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and $350 worth of plants, soil and gardening tools — has become a popular therapeutic tool for some of the hospital’s inpatients. And, it has produced an important piece of […]

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Tags: Magnet, Magnet status, nurses, occupational therapy, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, social worker


Security for a Safe Hospital

July 10, 2019

Security for a Safe Hospital

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“You never know what could happen inside of the hospital,” says Araceli Castaneda, a security dispatcher for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We receive emergency and non-emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We assist everybody in the hospital: staff members, visitors, and patients. They send us out for training so […]

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Tags: emergency, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Security