At UCLA Health, we are not simply meeting standards in nursing, we are setting them. Once you enter a UCLA hospital, you will experience firsthand the spirit of perfection that drives us. Executive leadership is committed to employing the “best people” through recruitment, professional development, and performance outcomes.
For the last eight months, I have had the privilege and honor of representing the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Nursing Staff as the Interim CNO. Working with such a professional and dedicated team of nurses has been inspiring. All of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center nursing — from new graduates to those with thirty plus years of experience — are committed to achieving excellence.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (RRUCLA), along with UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, is an academic, 466-bed hospital situated on the campus of the University of California Los Angeles in Westwood. It is recognized as a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. RRUCLA nurses provide safe, innovative and compassionate healthcare for Southern California residents as well as patients from around the world. Since 2005, RRUCLA nursing has been recognized with Magnet® designation for its commitment to excellence in professional nursing practices and quality patient care.
During the last year, our hospital has made significant strides in several key performance areas and has gained recognition from several external organizations for our achievements. During 2017, we experienced a dramatic decrease in central line bloodstream infections, improved sepsis bundle compliance and improved HCAHPS scores in the discharge domain.
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica (SMUCLA) is a 265-bed, acute-care hospital dedicated to providing exceptional patient-centered care through a vast number of programs and services. The nursing staff is committed to providing patients with compassionate, relationship-based care. In June of 2016, SMUCLA achieved Magnet® designation, a prestigious award recognizing nursing excellence and quality patient care.
This year we have documented our journey to nursing excellence as we applied for Magnet® recognition. Driven by the belief that recovery is possible for everyone experiencing mental illness, and guided by our nursing professional practice model, nurses at RNPH continue to have a major impact on patient care and outcomes.
The Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA (RNPH) is among the leading centers in the world for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of mental health, developmental disabilities and neurology. The Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital is an independently accredited and licensed hospital located on the fourth floor of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, with its own entrance and address. The hospital was named in honor of Stewart and Lynda Resnick, whose generous donation through the Resnick Family Foundation supported the construction of the neuropsychiatric hospital..
In today’s health care environment, most people receive their routine care in ambulatory care clinics. The expansion of outpatient care services has led to the growth of UCLA Health ambulatory practices and makes the role of a nurse in ambulatory care even more important. Our nurses and medical assistants provide exceptional patient care and assist physicians in the clinics; they also guide our patients throughout their experience, ensuring they receive outstanding service in every location bearing the UCLA Health name.
The UCLA Department of Ambulatory Care Nursing helps to realize the UCLA Health vision of healing human kind through innovative strategies that enhance the quality of patient care in the ambulatory care clinics. As of January 2017, the Department was composed of 17 health care professionals, including 12 registered nurses.
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