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Special Programs and Services

Ward Services:  Duties include feeding patients, assist with transporting patients, passing out drinking water and assisting the staff with ancillary duties.

Clerical Duties:  Filing, typing, answering phones and errand services are provided to various offices and clinic areas throughout the Medical Center.

Patient Visitor Volunteer:  Patients are visited throughout their hospital stay by visiting volunteers who also assist with hospital unit orientation, listening to patients' concerns and requests by reporting patient needs to nursing staff ensuring patients' full comfort.

Greeters Program:  An information desk to provide the patients, visitors with guided information about the various locations in the Medical Center.

Resource Cart Volunteer:  Hygiene items, reading material, slippers, undergarments, socks, beauty hair products and recreational comfort items are delivered to the bedside of the patient by volunteers.

Clinic Volunteers:  Office duties, computer data entry and other clerical duties are provided in the outpatient clinics to support nursing and medical staff.

A Patient Crisis Fund is available through donations and is used to meet patients' non-medical financial crisis. All requests for funds are determined by the Medical Social Work Staff.

Holiday Celebration for Hospitalized Patients provides donated holiday gifts to all in-house patients. Approximately 600 patients receive gifts.

Holiday Celebration for Hospitalized Patients' Families is a unique holiday program. Through their social worker, a patient with children may request gifts, food and clothing for their children.

Book and Magazine Service:  Donated reading material are made available for all patient areas, as well as clinics waiting areas.


Director of Volunteer Services:  Coco Ceja
Inpatient Tower
Volunteer Office, 1st Floor, Room 1K-311
1200 North State Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone (323) 409-6945