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‘A lot of us are going to have PTSD.’ Fatigue, burnout, exhaustion plague hospital staffs during COVID surge

When Ruth Godde hooks up her patients to a ventilator at Antelope Valley Hospital, sometimes they grab her arm and ask if they are going to make it. “You can’t with assurance say ‘yes’ to them, but you don’t want them to be more stressed than they already are, so we say, ‘We’re doing this to save you,’ ” she said. “But you realize as you’re incubating them the chances are they might not make it. In several instances, they don’t.” As the COVID case count surges across Southern California, medical...
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Olympia Medical Center may yet stay open to help cope with pandemic, city official says

The new owner of Olympia Medical Center in Mid-Wilshire — which announced suddenly on New Year’s Eve that it would close its doors in March, setting off alarms in the pandemic-plagued community — would allow the previous owner to keep the hospital open amid the coronavirus surge, at least through the end of the year. UCLA Health, which recently purchased the 204-bed facility, has leased back the property to its previous owner Alecto Healthcare for the rest of the year, according to city official...
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Camerata Pacifica Seeks Senior Executive of Administration

Strongly positioned to surge forward once the pandemic eases, Camerata Pacifica seeks a leader to rebuild the administrative infrastructure to support live performances beginning in the Fall. Camerata Pacifica is a premium chamber music ensemble. Founded in 1990 by Artistic Director Adrian Spence, the group is based in Santa Barbara, CA and performs subscription series in 4 Southern Californian cities: Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino & Los Angeles. Camerata Pacifica enjoys a reputation fo...
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Showtime must go on: How the Lakers put on games at Staples Center without fans

After 39 years at the scorer’s table, there are very few situations when Lawrence Tanter doesn’t know how to strike the right note with the soothing baritone that is as familiar to some Lakers’ fans as the voice of a parent. But Tanter had questions ahead of his first preseason home game earlier this month – the first time he had been the public address announcer for any game since March when the COVID-19 pandemic eclipsed the season. He asked Matt Shelton, the Lakers’ director of game entertain...
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Doctors and nurses step up appeals to stay home amid record patient influx

Facing the biggest health emergency of their lifetimes, doctors and nurses throughout Los Angeles County are stepping up their pleas for people to heed public health directives to cancel holiday gatherings and stay home as much as possible this holiday season. The numbers of total patients being treated at L.A. County hospitals for the coronavirus grew to 6,155 as of Tuesday, 1,234 — or about 20% — of whom were in intensive care units, based on a state dashboard that reports numbers a day earlie...
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Doctors and nurses step up appeals for LA County to stay home amid record patient influx

Facing the biggest health emergency of their lifetimes, doctors and nurses throughout Los Angeles County are stepping up their pleas for people to heed public health directives to cancel holiday gatherings and stay home as much as possible this holiday season. The numbers of total patients being treated at L.A. County hospitals for the coronavirus grew to 6,155 as of Tuesday, 1,234 — or about 20% — of whom were in intensive care units, based on a state dashboard that reports numbers a day earlie...
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Intensive-care bed capacity at Southern California hospitals tumbles to 0.5%

The number of available intensive-care unit beds at Southern California hospitals has declined for the ninth consecutive day, tumbling to 0.5% capacity Wednesday, Dec. 16 —  rekindling alarm among public health and hospital officials. The index, posted by state public health officials amid the deepening coronavirus surge, fell more than a percentage point from Tuesday’s 1.7% level. The closely watched ICU metric triggered a state-mandated stay-at-home order when Southern California’s capacity tu...
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LA County coronavirus surge fuels Southern California ICU bed shortage

Southern California’s intensive-care unit bed capacity continued its descent toward zero on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Los Angeles County reported its highest single-day death toll since cases surged over the summer — continuing a weekslong spiral that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system even as the first wave of vaccines roll out. The region’s ICU bed capacity dropped to 1.7% Tuesday, down from 2.7% on Monday and marking the eighth consecutive day of decline. Los Angeles County, which is on...
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SoCal ICU space reaches new low as LA County’s coronavirus deaths spike again

Southern California’s intensive-care unit bed capacity continued its descent toward zero on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Los Angeles County reported its highest single-day death toll since cases surged over the summer — continuing a weekslong spiral that threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system even as the first wave of vaccines roll out. The region’s ICU bed capacity dropped to 1.7% Tuesday, down from 2.7% on Monday and marking the eighth consecutive day of decline. Los Angeles County, which is on...
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First wave of coronavirus vaccines arriving all over Southern California

With the rate of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at their highest levels of the pandemic, hope is arriving today in Southern California in the form of the first doses of Pfizer’s long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. The shipments of vaccines streaming off aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport marked the first step in a massive undertaking expected to inoculate millions pf people across multiple Southland counties within six months. Vaccines were arriving at area health care faciliti...
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First wave of coronavirus vaccines arriving across Southern California

With the rate of new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at their highest levels of the pandemic, hope is arriving today in Southern California in the form og the first doses of Pfizer’s long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine. The shipments of vaccines streaming off aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport marked the first step in a massive undertaking expected to inoculate  millions pf people across multiple Southland counties within six months. Vaccines were arriving at area health care facilit...
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With initial vaccines on the way, LA County tops 4,000 hospitalizations

As the number of Los Angeles County residents hospitalized with the coronavirus surpassed 4,000 for the first time, local health officials anticipated the arrival of the first wave of coronavirus vaccines, shipped Sunday, Dec. 13, from Pfizer’s Michigan complex. Confirmation that Southland health-care workers were likely to get their shots in the next couple of days helped blunt the latest rash of unnerving statistics — including 12,731 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new deaths — from the county’s De...
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$73 million settlement reached in ex-UCLA gynecologist’s sex abuse case

By Stefanie Dazio | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The prestigious University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse. As part of the class-action lawsuit, more than 6,600 patients of Dr. James Heaps could receive part of the settlement — even if they have not accused the former University of California, Los Angeles, gynecologist of abuse. A federal judge must approve the deal between the seven plaintif...
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UCLA Health collaborates with Regeneron Genetics Center to bring genomic medicine to patients

UCLA Health has entered into a collaborative research agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) to provide whole exome sequencing for 150,000 UCLA Health patients.
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UCLA nurses seek timely notification for frontline workers exposed to COVID-19

Registered nurses at UCLA plan to hold a rally Tuesday, Nov. 10 to demand that hospital administration notify frontline workers when they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and also guarantee routine testing for nurses and other medical personnel. The workers, represented by the California Nurses Association, claim there has been minimal notification from hospital management when coworkers test positive and that contact tracing has been spotty. Nurses must currently complete a daily symptom review via ...
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Technological breakthrough may increase COVID-19 testing, reduce wait time and costs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for scientists at UCLA Health to begin using a new method of COVID-19 detection using sequencing technology called SwabSeq.
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COVID-19 may have been circulating in LA in December, UCLA finds

LOS ANGELES — UCLA researchers and colleagues have found that there was a significant increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late December, suggesting that COVID-19 may have been circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the US were identified, it was announced Thursday. This sudden spike in patients with these symptoms, which continued through February, represents an unexpected 50% increase in su...
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COVID-19 may have been in LA as early as last December, UCLA-led study suggests

UCLA researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a 50% increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics beginning in late December 2019 and continuing into February, suggesting that COVID-19 may have been circulating in the area months before the first definitive cases in the U.S. were identified.
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Justin Turner is Dodgers’ nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

LOS ANGELES – By definition, the Roberto Clemente Award isn’t awarded for lifetime achievement. For Justin Turner, who was chosen Thursday as the Dodgers’ nominee for the annual award, the honor would be a just reward for years of service. Turner joined the Dodgers in 2014. Two years later, he registered his eponymous charity as a tax-exempt nonprofit. With help from his wife, Kourtney, and partner Clint Carlton, Turner has used the foundation to pump hundreds of thousands of dollars back into t...
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Apple and UCLA Launch Depression and Anxiety Study

Apple is teaming up with the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to launch a three-year study to understand how sleep, physical activity, heart rate, and daily routine can impact anxiety and depression (via CNBC). Kicking off this week, the study was co-designed by researchers at UCLA and Apple, and it will utilize the iPhone, Apple Watch, and Beddit sleep tracker that Apple owns and sells. UCLA and Apple hope the study will "revolutionize detection and treatment of depression." C...
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Ex-UCLA gynecologist faces 20 additional charges

Dr. James Mason Heaps LOS ANGELES — An obstetrician-gynecologist formerly employed by UCLA now faces a total of 20 felony counts charging him with sexually assaulting seven patients between 2011 and 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Dr. James Mason Heaps, 63, of Woodland Hills, initially faced charges involving two alleged victims. He pleaded not guilty to the newly filed charges Monday and was taken into custody and ordered to return to court on Sept. 1...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Office, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Bail, Ucla, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Superior Court, Woodland Hills, Weinstein, UCLA Medical Center, James Mason


UCLA, UCI and Hoag hospitals score high in annual ratings

LOS ANGELES — Three Southern California hospitals — UCLA Health, UCI Health and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian — received high marks Tuesday in the annual rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report, which judged them to be among America’s best hospitals. The rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients and conditions. For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and co...
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COVID And Flu Season Are Set To Collide, And Experts Fear ‘Disaster’

The pandemic’s much-discussed summer respite never came.  Instead, the U.S. has found itself with COVID-19 cases surging around the country into July, foreshadowing a potentially deadly duo in the fall: continued COVID-19 outbreaks combined with the seasonal flu.  “If COVID-19 and influenza peak at the same time this year, it could be quite disastrous,” Dr. Dan Uslan, co-chief infection prevention officer at UCLA Health, told TPM.  Doctors and health officials painted a complex and...
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Under Armour wants to end $280M UCLA deal, but university is fighting to keep it

WESTWOOD — UCLA officials are resisting attempts by Under Armour to terminate a 15-year apparel and footwear contract with the school, university officials confirmed Saturday. “UCLA Athletics learned this week that Under Armour is attempting to terminate its 15-year apparel and footwear contract with us and the Bruin community. We are exploring all our options to resist Under Armour’s actions,” UCLA Athletics Director Dan Guerrero said in a statement. “We remain committed to providing our hard-w...
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How UCLA is handling student-athletes returning to campus Monday

UCLA will open its campus up to select student-athletes Monday, with stringent guidelines in place to keep all members of the athletic department safe. UCLA officials held a teleconference Saturday in which they outlined the plan to bring Bruins back to Westwood as the department enters phase one of its reopening. “It was critical for us to make sure that we complied with every standard that was set forth by government officials, the NCAA and the Pac-12,” said Matt Elliott, the senior associate ...
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UCLA to allow student-athletes return starting next week

Sports are beginning to return to UCLA. Slowly. The UCLA athletic department announced on Wednesday that football student-athletes can begin to return to campus on Monday. Local athletes from men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s water polo and cross country will also be allowed back on campus starting next week. UCLA is describing this as Phase One of their plan to reopen campus. This stage will “consist of COVID-19 and antibody testing and comprehensive screening of both physical...
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Things to do – online – from the San Fernando Valley and LA area, June 11-18

  Miguel Moller, left, takes a photo of Chantae Cheney, front row from left, Ana Rovang, Korbi Christenson, Sonia Nunez, back row from left, Rose Broderick, Rachel Sandoval, and Virginia Kelly during the 5th annual Valley Pride festival at Van Nuys Civic Center in Van Nuys on Saturday, June 22, 2019. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Contributing Photographer)   Take a chance on new entertainment experiences online, June 11-18.   EVENTS   San Fernando Valley LGBT Community Center: Celebrating June...
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Role of nuclear cardiology in COVID-19

"We know that without a vaccine we're going to be dealing with this virus for a while," said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, in an interview with Johannes Czernin.
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56 coronavirus deaths, 1,329 new cases logged in LA County

As fatalities and cases continued to show no sign of relenting, Los Angeles County health officials reported 1,329 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 56 additional deaths today, bringing the county’s totals to 62,338 cases and 2,620 fatalities. “Each day, we think of the many people who are experiencing the sorrow of losing a loved one to COVID-19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day, and we are deeply sorry for your loss,” said Barbara Ferrer, the county’s director of public heal...
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UCLA develops 3D-printed testing swabs to address shortage

LOS ANGELES — A 3D-printed COVID-19 testing swab developed by UCLA Health to help solve the supply shortage was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it was announced today. “We now have a secure source to supply all of UCLA Health’s swabs as the need for COVID-19 testing continues to grow,” said Dr. Gabriel Oland, a general surgery resident and UCLA Biodesign fellow who led the effort. Large quantities of the new swabs can be manufactured rapidly. They are made entirely of plastic ...
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