Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, designed by world renowned architect I.M. Pei and completed in 2008, is one of the most technically advanced hospitals in the world. It is a world renowned tertiary care medical center and encompasses the operation of the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, which ranks among the nation's top pediatric hospitals.
The hospital's design is open and light-filled, organized in pavilions with glass walls facing outdoors, and includes gardens and gathering places that surround the new building. Individual patient rooms all feature windows that afford panoramic views and also bring in an abundance of natural, healing light.
The Medical Center boasts a state-of-the-art endoscopy unit, surgical suites, radiology center, nuclear medicine department, etc. Fellows have direct access to pathologists, pediatric radiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, transplant surgeons, other pediatric subspecialists and other ancillary staff. Every floor has its own satellite pharmacy, procedure room, respiratory therapy workrooms, and resident doctor sleep rooms, making every floor nearly self-sufficient. The latest wireless technology has been installed so that the hospital is paperless. Clinical staff has access to electronic patient charts at every bedside. Wireless digital technology makes it possible to boast a film-less imaging environment.
There are 44 pediatric beds, 18 pediatric ICU beds, and 32 neonatal ICU beds at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.
The UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica serves as the cornerstone of UCLA's community network. The hospital recently completed a major rebuilding project to replace most of the existing facility with a new, state-of-the-art medical center offering optimal inpatient facilities. As part of its commitment to the health and well-being of children, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica features Santa Monica's only inpatient pediatrics unit, as well as the city's only pediatric ICU.
The Gastroenterology fellow will be provided with outpatient experience consisting of four different clinic components: 1) continuity clinic, 2) general gastroenterology/hepatology, 3) nutrition support, and 4) transplantation (liver and intestinal). All clinics are held at the Children's Health Center in the 200 UCLA Medical Plaza Building at the Westwood campus. On site services include: radiology, laboratory services, nuclear medicine, medical procedures unit, infusion center, computers and access to the medical center's electronic health record and radiology viewing systems.
The majority of pediatric gastrointestinal procedures are performed in the state-of-the-art endoscopy unit at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Sedation and anesthesia are managed by pediatric anesthesiologists.
The Gastrointestinal Motility Center, located in the 200 UCLA Medical Plaza Building, uses state-of-the-art equipment to perform a wide range of motility tests, including esophageal manometry, anorectal manometry, colonic manometry, biofeedback therapy, esophageal pH studies including pH impedance, electrogastrography and breath testing.
The Biomedical Library at UCLA is located on the first floor of the Center for the Health Sciences Building (across the street from the Medical Center). The library facility is available to faculty and fellows until 11pm each day. It is stocked with reference books and most subspecialty journals are available. Fellows also have access to UCLA's other university libraries.