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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 [...]

By uclahealth • December 12, 2019
Conversations with Karen Grimley

Today, I read a blog about the 10 commandments of empowerment. It seemed somewhat serendipitous, given the last three staff meetings I have attended. Why? Because during those meetings, we discussed professional governance, the role of council members, adopting change and the amazing capabilities that each of you has to offer to [...]

By uclahealth • November 25, 2019

“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health.

“Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that [...]

By uclahealth • September 26, 2019

As part of its Disney Team of Heroes initiative, Disney teamed up with Mattel, Inc. for an afternoon that started with a screening of Toy Story 4, a toy giveaway and the biggest surprise of all, a meet-and-greet with Mickey and Minnie!

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By uclahealth • September 4, 2019

It was a special day of “grime fighting” at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, as our pediatric patients oohed and awed as prized superheroes washed windows while descending from the hospital’s rooftop. Once the caped crusaders conquered their grimy foes, young patients and their families greeted them and posed for photos [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital patients were treated to a grand-slam spa experience in the first-ever BeYOUtiful Day, hosted by the BeYOUtiful Foundation. Our patients and their families received a number of spa services including haircuts, hair stylings, wig-fittings, nail services, make-up, and more. The five-star experiences were executed by celebrity [...]

By uclahealth • August 28, 2019

This summer, UCLA Operation Mend took another step toward removing barriers to care for warriors by giving their children the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles together with their families. Children of patients participating in the intensive treatment [...]

By uclahealth • August 27, 2019

Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger became paddle-masters at the 7th annual PingPong4Purpose, put on by the Kershaw Foundation, dedicated to raising money for important philanthropic causes in Los Angeles and abroad.

The team celebrity rosters included the likes of Grammy Award-winning country music artist Brad Paisley, actor Haley Joel Osment, actor [...]

By uclahealth • August 23, 2019

A cancer diagnosis is never easy for anyone. And it is especially hard for parents to watch their child go through difficult treatments, regardless of how old their child may be. There’s a sense of helplessness and disbelief that can be hard to digest. This was true for Todd Krouner when [...]

By uclahealth • June 14, 2019

At 29 years old, Jessica Krouner was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.  She is happy to be cancer free after a year of intense treatment including 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of daily radiation. Having completed her undergraduate degree, law degree, and now treatment at UCLA, she’s proud [...]

By uclahealth • May 15, 2019