Emergency Management Services brought an elderly patient to the Emergency Department after he was found wandering the streets in Santa Monica. The patient initially said his wife had dropped him off. He appeared clean and was dressed appropriately, but he was very confused and not able to tell us his [...]

By uclahealth • August 6, 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

“UCLA Health has over 200 clinics, we go to the clinics to make sure that they are at the same standards to provide the best patient care for the community,” says Jesica Suarez, a practice coordinator for the ambulatory nursing department. “I love being an ambulatory nurse. Working in [...]

By uclahealth • July 13, 2019

“My mom was a nurse, and she was the one who inspired me to go into the profession,” says Charmaine Platon, a clinical nurse in the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. “I was always interested in the mind and managing the mind. I thought psych was the best of both [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2019

“One of the foundations of nursing at UCLA Health is relationship-based care,” says Toyin Lawal, director of ambulatory care nursing at UCLA. “Ambulatory care is caring for patients outside the hospital, so the delivery of care is very different in the sense that the patient comes in, they get their [...]

By uclahealth • July 3, 2019

Conversations with Karen Grimley When Sue Fitzsimons, then the chief nursing officer at Yale-New Haven Hospital, gave the commencement address to the Yale School of Nursing Class of 2013, she told her new colleagues: “Rejoice in your work; never lose sight of the nursing leader you are now and the nursing [...]

By uclahealth • July 1, 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 [...]

By uclahealth • June 27, 2019

In 2002 my mother came to UCLA as a liver transplant patient, little did I know then that the journey would change my life forever. My mother fell ill unexpectedly in November 2001, and by early January 2002 the doctor’s caring for her at Kaiser said my mother needed a lifesaving [...]

By HealinHandz • June 24, 2019

“I wanted to be in a position where I would have influence over implementing projects that needed to be implemented on the units,” says Adrienne Creamer, a clinical nurse. Creamer is chair of the Unit Practice Council in the adult psychiatric unit and a part of the Empirical Outcomes Committee. [...]

By uclahealth • June 22, 2019

“I’ve seen through our magnet journey how the nurses here light up when they’re talking about the projects they’re involved in,” says Iris Mayoral, a clinical nurse at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, which was awarded Magnet Designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. “I’m involved in the falls [...]

By uclahealth • April 10, 2019