Nursing

“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2018

“I was so impressed by the midwives who took care of me when I was having my children that I decided sitting with women in labor and helping them give birth would be a lovely career,” says Elizabeth Keit, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “I want to give [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2018

“My grandfather was a physician and my mother was a lactation consultant, so I knew I wanted to go into women’s health,” says Eyelle Sacher, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “In college, I took an elective called Women’s Childbirth and Culture and learned about childbirth [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2018

“We moved May to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica,” says Shadman Habibi, lead nurse midwife for the UCLA Nurse Midwives group. “It’s been very exciting. Our clients have loved giving birth here. There are a lot of postpartum rooms available and the floor in the unit is very quiet. Nurse [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2018

Although the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is designed to save lives, it’s also [...]

By uclahealth • May 4, 2018

“It’s exciting and an honor to receive the Gold Level Beacon Award for Excellence,” says Theresa Kirkpatrick, clinical nurse specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “This award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is a validation for our nurses and the difference that [...]

By uclahealth • April 30, 2018

"I love kids, so I only ever wanted to be a pediatric nurse," says Sharon Doggett, who for the past decade has been caring for children at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Sharon's constantly inspired by her patients. "They're so positive; their ability to stay positive through everything is amazing. [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

Sleep is almost as important as medical care when it comes to recovering from an illness or medical procedure. Unfortunately, patients often find it challenging to get a [...]

By uclahealth • July 10, 2017

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 [...]

By uclahealth • July 7, 2017

Several years ago I had a gastric problem. I waited weeks before I had to go to the ER. There was so much activity surrounding me it was terrifying. Except there was one hand, holding mine nearly every moment, it reasured me with out words that I would OK. And [...]

By lindashevlin • February 3, 2017