Work That Matters

Published on June 14, 2021
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In honor of Pride Month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles asked some of our LGBTQ+ team members: “What message would you give your younger self?” or “What message would you give to young LGBTQ+ people today?” Their responses are collected here. Read More
Published on May 24, 2021
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In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles posed a question to some of our Asian-American and Pacific Islander team members: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 10-year-old self? Responses are collected... Read More
Published on May 12, 2021
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Lindsay Quirk, MSN, BSN, CPNP, CPN loves emergency medicine. Her passion and expertise helped to define the Emergency Department’s current nurse practitioner program. Read More
Published on May 9, 2021
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Hematology-Oncology Nurse Sona Daldumyan uses her own experience of tragedy and perseverance to help her patients. Read More
Published on May 5, 2021
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Advanced Practice Nurse, Debbie Harris, MN, RN, CPNP, celebrates 30 years of making a difference at CHLA. Read More
Published on April 21, 2021
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In honor of Armenian History Month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles posed a question to some of our Armenian-American team members: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 10-year-old self? Their responses are collected here. Read More
Published on February 15, 2021
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In honor of Black History Month, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles posed a question to a few Black/African American team members from across the organization. We wanted to know how their experiences affected how they saw the world. So we asked: What advice would you give your 10-... Read More
Published on September 10, 2020
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International patients and their families can rely on International Case Coordinators for support and hope. 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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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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... Read More

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