UCLA Radiology strives to provide quality care across LA and to every patient they serve. As the department expands its services to new locations, it has implemented practices to ensure that quality and innovation radiate outward to include the entire network of practice locations.
Staff members in Radiology community clinics maintain connection with the hospital centers through rotational schedules to the outpatient imaging areas. This allows all radiology technologists to share techniques, learn best practices and keep critical trauma skills sharp.
“Rotation is a big part of our success,” says Brenda Izzi, RN, MBA, and chief administrative officer of Radiology. “Staff are able to maintain high-level trauma skills and bring that knowledge into the community.”
Radiology has opened three dedicated advanced imaging and interventional centers, and basic imaging services such as X-ray and ultrasound have been established within several existing UCLA medical offices. Four additional dedicated imaging centers are planned within the next two years.
“Our focus is all about patient care,” says Jonathan Goldin, MD, PhD, executive vice chair of operations and chief of Santa Monica Multi-specialty Group. “We’re providing patients with access to exceptional imaging in their communities.”
Their approach is clearly working. Radiology staff has more than doubled from 15 years ago with 78 faculty members and 724 employees today. They are building a strong community of passionate staff and faculty dedicated to delivering expertise across the LA region.