“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 [...]

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • December 17, 2019

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

By uclahealth • September 19, 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 [...]

By uclahealth • September 16, 2019

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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 20, 2019

“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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 10, 2019