Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
8 West Main Phone: 310-267-7830

About Our Unit


Welcome to 8 West Surgical Unit in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. We are committed to providing exceptional patient care. With 26 beds, the 8 West Surgical Unit provides specialized care for adult surgical patients. This brochure will help to inform you about the services and key personnel on our unit.

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About Your Care

Hospitalization can be a disorienting experience. We will do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as possible by providing personalized care in a healing, community-oriented environment. The members of your multidisciplinary healthcare team are available to meet your needs. We encourage you and members of your family to ask questions and to be active participants in your care.

Important facts you should know

Hand washing is important. We encourage you and your visitors to thoroughly wash hands before and after contact.

We will take your vital signs every four hours, or as directed by your physician, to monitor your health status.

If you are approved to eat, you may order meals by calling Extension 7-9218. If you need assistance, ask your nurse or dietician.

Visiting hours are unrestricted. However, we request that only one family member stay at the bedside overnight. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit transplant patients or those who are immunocompromised.

Flowers and plants can introduce harmful bacteria into the environment. For this reason, they are not allowed in the rooms of transplant patients.

Each room has wireless Internet. To access the network, your username is "medguest1" and the password is "worldclass."

On the day of discharge, it is our goal to have you ready to leave the facility by 11 am. If you have questions or need help making arrangements for discharge, please tell your nurse or other healthcare team member.

If you have any issues or concerns about your care, please ask to speak with the charge/lead nurse or one of the 8th floor nurse administrators.

Quick Reference Guide

Unit Director
Pronita Agarwala

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Raquel Branon, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC