State-of-the-art kidney center opens
Patients of UCLA’s kidney transplant program — already the best of the nation’s largest programs in terms of survival rates — will find comfort and convenience in a new state-of-the-art clinic, thanks to the generosity of philanthropist Connie Frank.
The new Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center opened its doors in the Peter Morton Medical Building at 200 UCLA Medical Plaza on July 13. Housed in an almost 10,000-square-foot space on the building’s fifth floor, the new center replaces the former kidney transplant clinic that was located in a much smaller third-floor suite that was shared with other medical specialties.The new center features:
- A design allowing for optimum flow of doctors, nurses, case managers and other staff with patient-centered work flow to provide a healing environment using natural light as much as possible;
- Easily accessible professional staff to address patient questions and concerns;
- On-site blood-draw station;
- Designated work area for clinicians to collaborate and consult on providing optimal patient care;
- Remote consultation with other UCLA clinical and diagnostic services such as radiology and cardiology.
The former clinic served more than 11,000 kidney recipients and donors each year.