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UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Year in Review 2014

Neurosurgery Connections - Year in Review 2014

On the Forefront of Value-Based Care Delivery
The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery is pioneering numerous safety and quality initiatives that are driving down mortality rates, length of stay and readmissions, while reducing costs and simultaneously improving patient satisfaction at UCLA.

Committed to Driving Down Mortality Rates
We've reduced risk-adjusted mortality rates from the 84th percentile to the 18th percentile. The UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center ranked third in the country in risk-adjusted mortality.

Reduced Length of Stay by 1.65 Days
For the past five years, UCLA Neurosurgery has reduced length of stay by 1.65 days, from 8.23 days to 6.58 days for patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 11

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 11, 2014

Season's Greetings from UCLA Neurosurgery - In 2014, the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery entered an exciting chapter in the realization of its Global Neurosurgical Center, a comprehensive neurosurgery campus. Blending the most advanced technology and sophisticated expertise, the new facility features a stunning patient clinic, collaborative faculty hub and cutting-edge training pavilion that's poised to invent the future of neurosurgery. Our faculty and staff wish you and your loved ones a healthy and joyous holiday season.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 10

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 10, 2014

Reconnecting Patients to Life - Visionary Ball 2014 - Taking place next Thursday, October 30th, the Visionary Ball raises critical funds and awareness in support of our patients who face the most complex neurological disorders of this era. This year's honorees include: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shinog; Johnathan and Susan Dolgen; Elizabeth Goldhirsh-Yellin; and Kelsey Grammer.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 9

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 9, 2014

UCLA Neurosurgery ranked in top 10 by U.S. News and World Report - For over 21 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCLA Neurosurgery as one of the top neurosurgery programs in the nation.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 8

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 8, 2014

UCLA Neurosurgery ranked in top 10 by U.S. News and World Report - For over 21 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCLA Neurosurgery as one of the top neurosurgery programs in the nation.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 7

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 7, 2014

UCLA Neurosurgery ranked in top 10 by U.S. News and World Report - For over 21 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCLA Neurosurgery as one of the top neurosurgery programs in the nation.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 6

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 6, 2014

New Hope for Paralyzed Patients - Dr. Daniel Lu, an assistant professor of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a member of the UCLA Spine Center, was profiled in Becker's Spine. The article covered his research exploring news approaches to help patients regain the use of their hands following cervical spinal-cord injury.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 5

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 5, 2014

L.A. Marathon Runner Reunites with Rescuers - Standing tall and handsome and looking the picture of good health, it's hard to believe that Joe Lebeda was near death just over a month ago. That stark difference could be attested to by the firefighters, paramedics, doctors and nurses who reunited with him to celebrate his remarkable recovery after his heart stopped during the 2014 Los Angeles Marathon.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 4

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 4, 2014

Into the Brain and Beyond - UCLA Neurosurgery: Perfecting the neurosurgical healing of today, inventing the neurosurgery of tomorrow. This report provides an in-depth look at the latest developments and achievements of the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery.

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 3

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 3, 2013

Save the Date: Visionary Ball 2013 - The Visionary Ball raises critical funds and awareness in support of our patients who face the most complex neurological disorders of this era. Millions of Americans battle disorders of the brain and spine each year, and these disorders have become the #1 cause of disability and loss of life in the nation

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 2

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 2, 2013

Message from the Chair - For 24 consecutive years, U.S.News & World Report has recognized UCLA Neurosurgery as one of the top neurosurgery programs in the nation and among the top 10 this year. UCLA is ranked among the top 5 hospitals in the nation and "Best in the West." 

UCLA Neurosurgery Connections - Volume 1

Neurosurgery Connections - Vol. 1, 2013

Message from the Chair - We are committed to providing the finest and most comprehensive patient care through innovative clinical programs in minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery, neuroendoscopy, neuro-oncology for both adult and pediatric brain tumors, cerebrovascular surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spinal disorders, surgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy surgery.