PICU

“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

The chances of winning the Powerball are 1 in 992 Billion. The chances of having a child with a heart defect are 1 in 100. About 1 out of every 100 babies (approximately 40,000) born each year in the US have some type of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Each year [...]

By HRHJudy • February 8, 2017

Everyone benefits from a good night’s rest, but sleep is especially important in healing and strengthening children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Unfortunately, catching some Z’s at a hospital that operates 24/7 isn’t always easy. “We knew from talking to parents that [...]

By uclahealth • March 18, 2016