Patient Story

In a twisted turn of events, the same way Sheriff Cosby was able to quickly respond and serve his community, in-turn he received the same attention to care and quick response to save his life.

By uclahealth • December 30, 2019

“I came into the emergency room last night, and they told me they had to remove my appendix,” mentions 12-year-old Marco Bledo, a patient at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, who received some surprise visitors.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

“My brother’s been through a lot of bad things. He’s had surgery in his nose,” explains 10-year-old McKennan Griffith about her 11-year-old brother, Jack.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2019

“People singing and bringing the dogs makes me so happy,” confesses Yacoob Madha, a patient at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

“Skye is a Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, or JMML pediatric cancer survivor,” reveals Talia Savren-McCormick, mother to four-year-old Skye Savren-McCormick.

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

“What do you say to people who saved your life?” wondered 39-year-old Tyler Bacon before speaking and meeting many of the blood donors during the Blood Donor Appreciation event.

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

“I was coming down for lunch and saw the Blessing of Hands,” remarks Sherri Echols, an ACP in the med-surg unit at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. UCLA Health chaplains were praying over nurses hands and blessing them. “I’ve never had my hands blessed, but I believe it’s a good [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

https://youtu.be/FcB8bH0hGkw UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Chase Child Life Specialist, Megan Pike had an extraordinary idea to help celebrate the 18th birthday of patient — and Marvel superfan, Jesus. After multiple organ transplants, Jesus has been a long-time patient at UCLA Mattel Children's hospital, and as a result, well-known to most of the staff. [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019

Gastric Sleeve Patient Story Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy* *Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer > "I’m happy I went through with it." —Ashley I’ve always been overweight but active growing up. We always ate fast food. In college, I stopped playing [...]

By uclahealth • December 11, 2019