All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 4, 2020
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Graduations. Proms. Quinceañeras. Bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs. Senior trips. Sports seasons. School plays. The COVID-19 crisis has canceled them all, and teens are feeling the pain. A CHLA expert shares advice on how to help teens cope during these challenging times. 
Published on May 1, 2020
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CHLA’s infection prevention specialist has the exact training necessary to handle the COVID-19 crisis.
Published on May 1, 2020
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Not only can exercise during this time keep your body healthy and conditioned to make the transition back into organized sports easier, physical activity can help our mental wellbeing, help the anxious part of our brains calm down and rest by providing a meditative detour for... Read More
Published on May 1, 2020
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Elizabeth Sowell, PhD Adolescence is a time of great change, both emotionally, socially and physically. To understand how these changes affect the health of our nation’s children as they develop, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded the Adolescent Brain... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Our dedicated team of nurses is the backbone of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Every day they are committed to providing exceptional around-the-clock care and a positive experience for our patients and families, no matter the circumstances. What’s the right way to show our... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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There was a time when the opportunities for women to practice medicine were extremely restricted. There was no one to pave the way, no one to guide us, no one to direct us. “We’re no longer hidden figures in this field; we’re your neighbors, your aunts, your cousins,” says... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Read About Amanda’s Journey Through the Versant Transition RN Fellowship Program. Switching departments in any career field can be nerve-racking, but when your career involves caring for the health of others, that anxiety of the unknown can be daunting. It’s for this exact... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Read about how Suly’s life experiences and support from CHLA helped her achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a pediatric nurse. A career in pediatric nursing is unlike any other career path in healthcare. It takes a special kind of person and skill set to deal with the... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Learn How CHLA Nurse Carolynn’s Passion for Working with Children Led Her to a Fulfilling Career as a Pediatric Nurse. Becoming a nurse means choosing a career in caring, especially for those that choose pediatrics. Pediatric nurses devote their skills and care to children from... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Learn how Bethany’s Experiences and Support from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Eventually Led Her to Achieving Her Goal of Becoming a Pediatric Nurse! Many people may think that working in pediatrics is just like working with adults. Children are just smaller adults, so it... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Learn How Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Can Help People like Briana Make a Smooth Transition from Adult Care to Pediatrics. Sometimes it’s difficult to make the transition from adult care to pediatrics. There are many things that might make a nurse feel nervous to take a leap... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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At Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, our nurses are dedicated to providing around-the-clock, top-notch care for our patients. For Kim Wheatley, a Registered Nurse in our Emergency Department, pursuing a nursing job at CHLA was a no-brainer. “I knew I wanted to work at CHLA... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Relishing the Challenges of Managing Patients With Complex Needs For Anna Kitabjian, MSN, RN, CPNP, the opportunity to manage the care of children with complex needs and to mold a brand new position hold equal satisfaction. "Having the chance to show what a nurse... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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After 46 years as a registered nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Tommy Covington says goodbye to his CHLA family and reflects on the amazing years he’s had with them. Tommy spent four years in the Navy as a hospital corpsman caring for the ill and injured. During his... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit is a Level III, state-of-the-art intensive care unit designed to treat Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ smallest patients. The NICCU team is full of dedicated care providers who provide complex,... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Seizing leadership opportunities while helping patients There’s always mentoring that goes on here. They talk about leadership years before employees might even be thinking about it. I was hired as what we now call a Care Partner. When I just started out, my bosses encouraged... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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When it comes to teamwork, CHLA is No. 1 When I was first hired at CHLA, I felt like I had landed where I always wanted to be. Now that I’m here, I can tell you it’s even better than I imagined. Teamwork is a huge part of life as a nurse at CHLA. On our unit, every morning... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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This Children’s Hospital Los Angeles nurse managed an inpatient unit and opened a new inpatient center while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy When Phan Leopando, RN, CRRN, was scheduled for a routine ultrasound following her first mammogram, she thought nothing of it.... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Read about how CHLA was the spark to a wonderful romance for two nurses who put patients first! For two nurses who put patients first, CHLA was the spark to a wonderful romance. Erin Hollenbeck Trinidad remembers the first time she saw her husband, Michael Trinidad. The year... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Learn about Tea for the Soul, a therapeutic program for CHLA staff members! Most of the time the lead nurse will call us and say, "My nurses need support. Can you guys come up?" We’ll go and get the cart ready with a Tea for the Soul logo on it. We get hot water, and... Read More

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