My mother was hospitalized here waiting for a liver transplant, this was very hard for her and our family after months in the hospital she received her new liver. During the wait and after the surgery the staff were the best and we are thankful for all their work. From the cleaning staff to the surgeons, all have to commended for all they do. Thank you !
What "man" can do to heal himself is within these walls...the rest is up to GOD.
UCLA is as good as it gets.
The thing that sets it apart? Loving human kindness! It seems they only hire kind people. From an accountant in the elevator comforting me to the cashiers in the food court holding me when the tears couldn't be held back any longer...They know it's not all about pills and cutting. Healing is about LOVE...and they are full of it!
My husband suffered a severe stroke and was in the ICU for 13 days. The nursing staff is the best I have ever come across. They are caring and its nice to see its not just one nurse but the whole staff!. The doctors keep you informed. Although I got the impression that they do not like you to ask to many questions.. The hospital is nice and very clean.. The parking is very expensive however.
My son had a rare condition that in 1964, liver transplants were new, only 2 or 3 done. Surgery was done to try to fix his bike ducts, but failed. We were waiting for a doner, but one came to late,. But doctors and staff were wonderful to us and did everything possible to keep him alive, but God had other plans.
But the staff at UCLA were compassionent, thoughtful, and so kind. I have never forgotten them.
Ana Valdez at the LDC
The ER of UCLA in Westwood is a sad waste of fabulous resources: bad management, nurses without direction, doctors that come and go as they please. I understand it is a students' facility and many do their practices there for free, but these patients have real lives with real health problems, and the lack of engagement, compassion, care and vocation is palpable when patients are being treated. It feels worse than social medicine, and the potential for being excellent is there, that's the saddest part of it all.