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Pulse – February 2021

Last Updated: February 2, 2021

DIRECTOR’S DESK CHRISTINA R. GHALY, MD DIRECTOR This moment, a year into our ongoing fight against the coronavirus pandemic, holds mixed emotions for so many of us. On the one hand, the availability of the vaccine brings a much needed sense of hope and relief. On the other hand, much work remains ahead for us…

Healing from Loss and Grief

Last Updated: February 2, 2021

As part of our job, and in our personal lives, there has been transition, loss, and grief, particularly over the last year. Surges in the pandemic have highlighted the losses we have experienced, whether you have experienced the death of a loved one, death of a patient, loss of usual job duties, loss of customary…

Vaccination is the key to unlocking the end of the terrible pandemic

Last Updated: February 2, 2021

(For DHS Workforce Only) When the pandemic began, DHS entered uncharted territory. We didn’t know what Covid-19 would bring or the challenges we would face. But we knew that we were focused on our patients, each other and our families. Now, almost 11 months later, although there is still much that we do not know…

Swab, Drop, and Go! COVID-19 Testing in the ACN: Highlight on San Fernando Valley

Last Updated: December 22, 2020

DHS is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. While the Medical Centers care for the very ill patients affected by COVID-19, the Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) has taken on a key role in community volume testing for Coronavirus. Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center, Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center, H. Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center…

Training on COVID-19 Testing Standardized Procedures and Protocols on Microsoft TEAMS

Last Updated: December 22, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck earlier this year, almost every healthcare professional in the Country agreed on one essential strategy to beat the disease: more testing. In a very short time, DHS identified an urgent need to expand COVID-19 testing to patients at every clinic and hospital in the DHS network.  However, testing patients for …

Population Health Improves Access to Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Updated: December 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a period of unprecedented change in how we serve our patients. While the crisis caused much uncertainty for  DHS staff and our patients, DHS leadership also viewed the pandemic as an opportunity to make positive and transformative changes to our health system. The Population Health division of DHS is one…

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Nurse Leader Honored on National Level

Last Updated: December 22, 2020

Ms. Ferlie Villacorte, MSN/MPH, CNS, RN from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is the recipient of this year’s Richard Hader Visionary Leadership Award.  The Richard Hader Visionary Leader Award annually recognizes one “nurse leader who views nursing as both an art and a science by promoting caring and competence as the link between science and humanity.” The…

Dr. Hal Yee Recognized as Top 25 Innovator

Last Updated: December 22, 2020

Dr. Hal Yee, Chief Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs at DHS was just recognized as one of the Top 25 Innovators by Modern Healthcare under the Quality and Safety category. According to Modern Healthcare, the Top 25 Innovators Awards and Recognition program “recognizes leaders who are instituting innovation and leading transformative programs that improve care…