Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (7 ICU)

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Main Phone: 310-267-7740

About Our Unit

The Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit staff would like to welcome you and your loved ones to our unit. The 7 ICU provides care for patients requiring surgical treatment for cardiac and pulmonary diseases, including transplantation. We know that this may be a difficult time for you, and we take pride in making your time spent here a more positive one.

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Our team delivers world-class medical treatment using cutting-edge technology in a compassionate, patient-focused environment. Please use this brochure as a guide to answer some questions you may have and make your time with us less stressful. Let us know of any concerns you may have. Thank you for choosing our 7 ICU. We look forward to creating a healing experience for you and your loved ones.

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Visitation Guidelines

  • Visiting hours are 24 hours a day, except during shift change between 7 am to 8 am and 7 pm to 8 pm
  • We may ask families to step out of the room when necessary for patient care and/or procedures.
  • Please use the intercom system located outside the unit on both the East and West entrances when you want to come into the unit.
  • When we answer, please let us know who you are coming to see and the secretary will buzz you in.
  • Please ask our staff for ice chips, refrigerator usage or kitchen needs.
  • We allow cell phone use in the ICU. Please be courteous andquiet while staying in your designated room to protect patient confidentiality.
  • Internet access is available for your personal computers; ask our staff for the access code.
  • Live flowers and plants might cause danger to our transplant patients, so we cannot allow them in the patient's room.
  • If you are bringing food/drinks, please make sure they are in sealed containers and labeled with a patient's identification sticker.
  • Restrooms are located outside the unit by the East and West elevators.
  • We may ask you to wear protective isolation gowns or masks when entering the room. Please ask our staff to help gather these materials.
  • To minimize confusion, we ask that each patient designate a single representative to serve as his or her spokesperson. That individual will be authorized to receive information about the patient's condition.
  • At the end of your stay, please take time to fill out a C-I-CARE card about your stay. We welcome your questions anytime. Please let us know how to better serve you.

Quick Reference Guide

West ICU Main Line
310-267-7740

East ICU Main Line
310-267-7741

Unit Director
Brenda Hardin-Wike
310-267-7754
Room 7461

ANII Educator
Michelle Rodriguez
310-267-7745
Room 7479

Charge Nurse
310-267-7270

Assistant Charge Nurse
310-267-7268