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Latest Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Stories

2011-07-15 10:16:00

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step into a new transplantation frontier, UCLA has established a first-of-its-kind program to restore functionality and enhance quality of life for people who have suffered severe trauma or other disfiguring injuries to the upper extremities, face or abdomen. The UCLA Section of Reconstructive Transplantation represents a multidisciplinary effort to use a new transplantation approach known as vascularized composite...

2011-07-15 10:08:00

LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A key component of health care reform involves the improvement of quality, access and value when delivering health services, particularly for patients admitted to a hospital. To help meet these needs, the University of California established the Center for Health Quality and Innovation, which provides financial support for health quality initiatives across the UC health system. The center has now awarded nine grants totaling $3.4...

2011-05-27 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Imagine running a business that requires the innovation of Apple, the commitment to safety of NASA and the customer service of a five-star luxury hotel. Also imagine that your product holds life and death in the balance, that you must be a world-class educator and that your research is shaping the very future of your field. Now imagine that you must achieve all this in the competitive and ever-changing world of health care. The UCLA...

2011-04-01 08:30:00

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center No. 5 LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UCLA Health System's Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and its Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital has been ranked No. 5, in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever "Best Hospitals" metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals. The new...

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2011-03-08 14:35:17

Patient hopes procedure will enhance her ability to care for her daughter Surgeons at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center performed the first hand transplant in the western United States in an operation that began one minute before midnight on Friday, March 4, and was completed 14-and-a-half hours later, on Saturday, March 5. The transplant was performed on a 26-year-old mother from Northern California who lost her right hand in a traffic accident nearly five years ago. UCLA is only the fourth...

2010-07-16 14:10:00

LOS ANGELES, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranks as one of the top five American hospitals -- and the best hospital in the western United States for the 21st consecutive year -- according to a U.S. News & World Report survey that reviewed patient-outcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. "We put the patient at the core of everything we do -- that's the ultimate standard," said Dr. David Feinberg, CEO and associate...

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2009-06-25 21:25:00

Pop star Michael Jackson died in Los Angeles Thursday after falling into a deep coma, his family said. He was 50. Jackson had gone into full cardiac arrest at his home and paramedics were unable to revive the eccentric entertainer known as the King of Pop, the entertainment news Web site TMZ said. Emergency workers reportedly performed CPR on him in the ambulance as he was transported to UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Citing law enforcement sources, the Los Angeles Times...

2008-10-30 12:01:03

The number of patients whose hospital records were improperly accessed by UCLA Hospital System employes has topped 1,000, state officials say. Kathleen Billingsley, director of the California Department of Public Health's Center for Healthcare Quality, said the records of 1,041 patients have been breached, up from 939 in the state's last report in August, The Los Angeles Times reported. This was the sixth and final report issued by the health agency after a Times series of articles about...

2008-09-17 03:00:25

By Melissa Evans Frustrated and angry, county leaders told health department officials Tuesday they want a clearer plan and faster progress in ensuring that nurses are competent at all public hospitals and that employees with criminal backgrounds are weeded out. The contentious meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors focused on an auditor's report released last week that showed nurses are working despite their failure to pass basic skills tests. In some cases, they'd been...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

California officials say nearly twice as many UCLA Medical Center employees than previously thought have been peeking at celebrities' medical records. A report from by the California Department of Public Health also found two nurses and an emergency room technician had called up the medical records of a well-known individual in April after medical center officials had warned employees against accessing celebrities' records, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The report found that as...