Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Main Phone: 310-267-7441
Fax: 310-267-3785

About Our Unit

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) cares for critically ill patients in an intensive care environment, with nursing staff specially trained in the administration of Interleukin 2 therapy.

One registered nurse (RN) is assigned to take care of a maximum of two patients. Our Medical Intensive Care Unit patient rooms are designed to allow nurses constant visual contact with their patients. As a safety precaution, the Medical Intensive Care Unit is a closed unit and requires permission to enter by intercom.

Each private-patient-care room contains the most advanced intensive-care equipment available, including cardiac-monitoring and emergency-response equipment. The curtains in the room will usually be drawn to keep your room more private.

A brief tour is available on weekdays for patients and visitors interested in walking through the unit and meeting the staff before arrival. To arrange for a tour, please call the nurse manager at 310-267-9529.

Visitation Guidelines

Visitors are allowed to stay overnight. However, since the rooms are designed for patients only, no fold-out beds are available and a public bathroom is located outside the unit.

During the hours of 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, visitors may be asked to leave the room, to allow the new nurse on duty to perform an initial assessment and connect with the patient.

Contact Information

A manager is available 24/7 to answer your questions. You can contact any of the following:

  • A nurse manager
    Available 24/7 and can be reached through the charge nurse.
  • On-site charge nurses
    There are always two charge nurse's assigned to either the East or West side of the nursing unit at any time.
  • House supervisor
    Please ask the bedside nurse to page the house supervisor or by calling the page operator at 310-825-6301.
  • Patient liaison office
    Available during business hours at 310-267-9113.

Privacy and Safety Guidelines

  • You may use your cell phone inside the patient's room or outside the unit. Please do not use the cell phone while wandering in the unit hallways.
  • Please respect other patients' privacy in the unit by staying inside the patient's room during your entire visit.
  • Restrooms are available for your use and are located near the elevators right outside the Intensive Care Unit entrances.
  • Please do not visit if you feel like you are coming down with a cold, flu, or any other potentially contagious conditions.
  • Visitors must follow hand hygiene instructions given by the staff. At times, you may be asked to wash your hands with water and soap instead of using the alcohol-based gel. Please sanitize your hands before and after visiting your loved one to protect your loved one's health and your own health.
  • No fresh flowers, fresh fruits, latex balloons, or pets (guide dogs and therapy dogs are exceptions; please check with staff first) are allowed.
  • Cameras and cell phone photography are not allowed inside the MICU.
  • For Infection Control and safety reasons, visitors are not allowed to have meals or food in the room; limited beverages are allowed.
  • Your loved one may be connected to various medical equipment for his/her treatment in the MICU. Please refrain from touching these devices and allow sufficient space for our team to access the equipment when you are visiting.
  • Children under the age of 18 are allowed to visit only with a supervising parent or adult and may not be left unattended at any time. Please prepare the child for what they will see and hear. Talk with the nurse before bringing children to visit. If children are not able to visit, you may want them to tape record or write a message for the patient.
  • The room is designed for patient care; family and loved one personal item’s must be limited to fit into the patient belonging space. If you have excess belongings that do not fit into the patient belonging space, you will be required to remove these items as a safety measure.

Quick Reference Guide

Unit Director / Manager
Xueqing (Sherry) Xu, MSN, RN, CCRN

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Yuhan Kao, MSN, RN, CCRN

Assistant Managers
Lucy Jung, MPH, RN, BSN, CCRN
Natalie Wray, RN, MSN, CCRN

Clinical Case Manager
West Side (4411-4433):
Jacqueline Grier

East Side (4435-4457):
Cora Bruce

Clinical Social Worker
Laura Ackerman

Charge Nurse On-Duty
West Side (4411-4433):

East Side (4435-4457):

Patient Affairs

Respiratory Educator
Oscar Marquez, RCP, RRT