Patient Story

“We take calls for service and we dispatch security officers to respond to any incidents in the hospital,” says Mary Mathis-Hargett, security command center manager at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We take about 5,000 calls per month for service. Those are emergency and non-emergency calls. Our main objective [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

“I got a call that a man was unresponsive and face down in a water fountain,” says Latoya Finch, a healthcare security officer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I responded to the call and got the individual out of the fountain. I immediately started chest compressions and CPR, [...]

By uclahealth • May 13, 2019

After their life-saving liver transplants mother and daughter are happy to be home. As Mother’s Day neared, Georgina Barba wasn’t making any provisions. “I don’t really plan anymore, because then something ends up happening,” says the 36-year-old Carson, California, mother of three. “The main thing is that we will all be home.” Mother’s [...]

By uclahealth • May 10, 2019

Story highlightsUCLA Health has more than 170 medical offices throughout greater Los Angeles.A wide variety of services are offered in Santa Clarita, including primary care, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, pain management, radiology and cancer care. Santa Clarita's Tourney Road office offers weekend and evening hours and urgent care services. About three [...]

By uclahealth • April 29, 2019

To celebrate her last day of chemotherapy, cancer patient Robin Reader got a special visit from Blue Moon, a mini-horse who is part of the UCLA Health People-Animal Connection program.  Robin, who had a rare form of cancer, was diagnosed when she was 26 weeks pregnant. As a result, oncologists [...]

By uclahealth • April 12, 2019

It was the right decision for me and I have recommended the bariatric surgery to others.

By uclahealth • April 12, 2019

Dr. Chen helped me so much, I will be grateful for the rest of my life.

By uclahealth • April 8, 2019

Things are looking up for Steve Richards thanks to a Jules Stein eye surgeon who helped restore his vision Steve, a 46-year-old accountant, had been plagued by a series of health problems that had him hospitalized for several months. Along the way, he suffered retinal tears in both [...]

By uclahealth • April 1, 2019

In honor of Doctors Day, It is with gratitude and appreciation I recognize Dr. Christopher Crisera and Dr. Maggie DiNome. Two years post Op, Dr. Crisera’s meticulous reconstruction gave me a beautiful natural result that to this day exceeds my expectation. Dr. Crisera and Dr. DiNome, thank you [...]

By Randi0228 • April 1, 2019

Approximately about a year or so ago Dr. Edward McPherson joined the team of orthopeadic surgeons at UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica. His addition to our team of doctor has been an amazing experience not only for the staff but specially for our patients. There is not even one time [...]

By Lavnis • April 1, 2019