October 31, 2019- Our department visited Mattel Children's Hospital on Halloween to participate in the annual Trick or Treating for pediatric patients. The theme was Disney's Cinderella.
October 1, 2019-We would like to thank the generous supporters of the UCLA Health Heart and Stroke Walk Campaign for meeting the Team Goal of $90,000 by Walk Day!
September 25, 2019-Congratulations to Social Worker Samantha Calvillo for being featured in VoyageLA Magazine! To learn more about Samantha's background and experience as an Emergency Department, please visit: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-trailblazer-samantha-calvillo/ Way to go Samantha!
June 11, 2019-Congratulations to Case Manager Joe Lavy for participating in the Aids/Life Cycle California Aids Ride! Joe has dedicated his time to volunteering as a Medical Roadie, which provides him with an opportunity to deliver compassionate care to others. To learn more about the event, please visit: http://www.aidslifecycle.org/join-us. Bravo Joe!
Social Work Month
In March, our department celebrated Social Work month.
Our Social workers advocate on behalf of our patients and their families, intervene during times of crisis, protect the rights of our pediatric and adult patient populations, and continually listen with empathy and understanding!
This year's theme for Social Work Month is elevate!
Our Social Workers lead, support, develop, facilitate, encourage, and elevate. They help patients and their families to persevere, focus on their strengths, and provide needed support to endure and flourish through the most challenging of times. Social Workers are holistic thinkers trained to bring people together to support an individual, a group, or a cause. Our social workers assist our patients with accessing community resources such as housing, transportation, and medical care. We celebrated with a Social Work brunch and tea event.