Work That Matters

Published on September 10, 2020
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International patients and their families can rely on International Case Coordinators for support and hope.
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 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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Learn how weightlifting helps Alvin de-stress after a high-intensity day of nursing By Candace Pearson Alvin Rocha, MSN, RN, CPN, recently lifted 120 kg (264 lbs) above his head—and he’s not done yet. Rocha’s passion is Olympic weightlifting, one of the oldest Olympic sports... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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By Vicki Cho Estrada The journey Martha Salmon, BSN, RN, CPN (6 West), took to the nursing profession wasn’t easy. Although she dreamed of becoming a nurse since age 12, Salmon says, “statistically, I shouldn’t have made it as a Hispanic, pregnant teen who needed to work... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Left to right: Emily Gray, RN; Danielle Arbios, RN; and Julia Nordstrom, RN By Vicki Cho Estrada During her 22 years at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Edahrline Salas, MA, RN, NPD-BC, HACP, CLSSGB, CPPS, CPHRM, has had several opportunities to develop and hone her... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Left to right: RN Residency alumni Beth Zemetra, MHA, RN, NE-BC, and Charissa (Cherry) Altobar, MSML, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC   By Candace Pearson Twenty years ago, Beth Zemetra, MHA, RN, NEBC, was finishing nursing school when she learned that the place where she dreamed of... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Realizing a lifelong dream at CHLA "Knowing I have the support—from co-workers and managers alike—to be the best nurse I can be is truly invaluable." – Danielle Arbios, RN "The idea of becoming a nurse was instilled in me early on. My younger brother has life-threatening... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
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Expanding medical knowledge on the job at CHLA "What’s amazing to me is that even now, nearly a decade after Camp CHLA, the hospital continues to support me in expanding my knowledge." – Rocio Delgado, RN "My first experience working here was as a teenager in 2010. I... 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 29, 2020
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For Christine Uddin, fulfillment at work comes from being supported in going above and beyond One of the things I love most about working at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is that there are always opportunities to try new things. I’m not limited by my title or job... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Two years after leaving CHLA to explore the world, one nurse couldn’t wait to get back Among all the children’s hospitals I have worked at, no other place has made me feel as comfortable and important as CHLA. I worked for three years at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More

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