Work That Matters

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... 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... 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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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 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... 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... 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
Published on April 29, 2020
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Anesthesiologist Michael Mulick talks about how being a father of a patient has changed the way he connects with parents. I’ve taken care of thousands of children at CHLA, and I’m always meeting with the family and having them say goodbye to their child, and then we... 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
Published on April 29, 2020
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Medical treatment at CHLA is serious and sophisticated. The vibe? Now that’s another story. For me, finding ways to make medicine work for kids makes the job so much more fulfilling. Taking care of kids is totally different than taking care of adults. It’s lighter. It’... Read More
Published on March 26, 2020
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By Elena Epstein For Michael Rokovich, BSN, RN, RNC, lead nurse in Surgical Admitting, yoga is so much more than fitness. It’s an anchor—a way to find his center on a daily basis and especially during uncertain times. Rokovich began his career as a restaurant manager... Read More
Published on March 26, 2020
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With an uncle who’s a retired naval officer, another uncle who retired as a chief and one cousin currently on active duty in the Navy, Katrina Lazo, BSN, RN, CPN, felt it was her duty as a nurse to help those who serve on the front lines. Read More
Published on March 26, 2020
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Lauren Bryant, BSN, RN By Candace Pearson CHLA nurses rely on passionate foot power to exercise away their stress and keep fit. Growing up, Lauren Bryant, BSN, RN, 4 West, hated running so much that for years she chose to play goalkeeper... Read More
Published on March 26, 2020
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By Candace Pearson As a lead nurse in the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit (NICCU), Brenda Barnum, MA, RN, knows all too well the ethical challenges that bedside nurses face as they care for critically ill newborns and infants... Read More

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