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MLK, Jr. Outpatient Department COVID-19 Taskforce reaches out to the African American Faith-Based Community


Last Updated: April 29, 2021

*GCFI announcement and Lauren Yu, M.D. and Matthew Yu, M.D. Sherrie Joseph -Participant and Felisha Eugenio, M.D. The COVID-19 virus tragically took many lives over the past year. Los Angeles (L.A.) County saw alarming rates of morbidity and mortality. African Americans (A.A.) have been especially affected by this pandemic; but with the scientific development of…

Changing Lives, One Job at a Time - Spotlight on OT During Occupational Therapy Month


Last Updated: April 29, 2021

*Lorena in the Rancho Works CaféThe Occupational Therapy (OT) profession dates back to 1917. Los Angeles County hired its first Occupational Therapist in 1926 to help “inmates” living at the County Poor Farm be productive despite whatever circumstances they faced. Following a devastating illness or injury, adjustment to a disability and community reintegration continue to…

Planned Activities at DHS Hospitals in Honor of Hospital Week May 10-14


Last Updated: April 29, 2021

Hospital Week will be celebrated throughout DHS. See below for the planned activities at the hospitals and plan to participate.Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center: Monday: There will be a balloon display.  Each balloon symbolizes a patient that recovered from Covid-19, the wreath is honoring those we lost, including patients, staff and family members. Tuesday:…

DHS Staff Recognition


Last Updated: April 30, 2021

Congratulations to Erica Flores Uribe, M.D., M.P.H. for being honored with a Los Angeles Healthcare Award from the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County.  According to the Foundation, “the annual Los Angeles Healthcare Awards honors LA County’s top physicians, healthcare leaders and institutions for their work to improve healthcare in LA County. Honorees include…

Pulse – April 2021


Last Updated: April 30, 2021

DIRECTOR’S DESK CHRISTINA R. GHALY, MD DIRECTOR Nationally, the month of May is used to acknowledge the contributions and significance that health care services has on our communities. This May is particularly important as we surpass the grim milestone of a year in pandemic. During the last year, the importance of the work you do…

LA County and DHS Supports the Healthy Lives of Moms and Babies


Last Updated: April 29, 2021

Los Angeles County announced the launch of the 37th Annual March of Dimes campaign earlier this year and is continuing its commitment to support the healthy lives and well-being of mothers and babies. The theme for this year’s March for Babies challenge is “A Mother of a Movement”, which addresses rising preterm birth rates across…

Health Services Stands with AAPI Communities


Last Updated: April 29, 2021

Over the last several weeks, we have been in deep conversation with staff from Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, listening to their concerns and discovering how we can better support our staff during a time of increased hate and violence against AAPI people, while also acknowledging and denouncing the long-standing racism impacting these communities.…

Housing for Health Achieves 75 Percent Success Rate In Giving Second Vaccine Doses to Homeless Persons


Last Updated: April 29, 2021

*Garrett Toole receives a second dose of the Modern vaccine from Housing for Health EMT Caitlin Molina during an April 9 vaccination event at the Studio City Park and Ride.The Department of Health Services’ Housing for Health teams have achieved an average 75 percent success rate in giving persons experiencing homelessness their second dose of…

Pulse Archive


Last Updated: April 30, 2021


DHS Celebrates Social Work Month


Last Updated: March 25, 2021

The profession of Social Work is recognized in March. The theme for Social Work Month 2021 is Social Workers Are Essential. This is because social workers are essential to community well-being. According to the National Association of Social Workers, “as practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living.…