Pulse – May 2024

Pulse – May 2024

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May 2024

DIRECTOR’S DESK CHRISTINA R. GHALY, MD

June is nearly here, and we are keenly aware that summer is fast approaching. The longer days of sunlight provide ample opportunities to enjoy being outside. This is also a good time to reflect on our collective accomplishments and to look forward to the second half of the year and the possibilities ahead. LA Health Services workforce members continuously demonstrate their commitment to innovation, collaboration and excellence to the benefit of our splendidly diverse communities.

An example of this commitment to excellence is that LA General Medical Center recently received a prestigious “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Group is a nationally recognized authority on healthcare quality and safety. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on over 30 measures on safety, quality, and efficiency. The annual survey can help consumers make informed decisions about where to obtain high-quality health care. The “A” Safety Grade was attained through deliberate, coordinated efforts throughout the hospital that have steadily improved the hospital’s performance over time. This is an extraordinary accomplishment and there is much to be proud of. A video commemorating the event at LA General Medical Center can be viewed here. Administrative staff had an opportunity to speak and a former patient shared his inspiring story. Congratulations to the dedicated administrators and staff whose contributions made this happen!

In May, we acknowledged and celebrated the important roles in the community that hospitals and healthcare providers play. National Nurses Week was celebrated on May 5-12. This was an important occasion to recognize our nursing staff throughout the department. Here is a video that was prepared in honor of Nurses Week and the exceptional staff that fulfill this essential role in so many capacities. Congratulations to the honorees that received the Nurse of the Year awards! In addition, National Hospitals Week was celebrated from May 12-18. See below for select highlights about our hospitals.

The Ambulatory Care Network held a series of powerful education and wellbeing workshops for their health care providers. It was an inspiring and informative time for staff to learn and grow. See below to learn more about it.

Kudos to our Rancho Los Amigos Occupational Therapy staff who had an article accepted for publication in the April 2024 edition of OT Practice, a publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. The article is about overcoming sensory impairments among patients who suffered strokes.

Rancho Los Amigos celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) month with a series of events and workshops. Asian American and Pacific Islanders are not a homogeneous group. Persons who identify as AAPI represent over 75 countries and speak over 100 languages. One of the great things about living and working in a metropolis like Los Angeles is the ability to learn about and from our diverse staff and patients. The article below discusses the history of AAPI Heritage month and showcases some of the facility’s events.

Thank you for all you do.

Dr. Christina Ghaly

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LA Health Services Celebrated Hospital Week

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LA Health Services’ integrated system of clinics, health centers and hospitals offer award-winning care. National Hospitals Week was celebrated from May 12 – May 18. LA Health Services’ hospitals have received recognition and accomplished great things.

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Empowering Healthcare Providers: LA County’s Ambulatory Care Network Hosts Workshops for Educational Growth and Well-Being

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The LA Health Services’ Ambulatory Care Network (ACN) held three educational workshops for their providers to advance their medical knowledge, strengthen clinic community togetherness, and create space for self-care.

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Rancho Los Amigos Staff Published in OT Practice Magazine

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An article from Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center’s (RLA) Occupational Therapy Stroke Team was recently published in the OT Practice Magazine (April 2024). The article focusses on the protocol the team has implemented to assess and address sensory deficits for stroke survivors.

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Honoring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Rancho Los Amigos

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Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Rancho Los Amigos) commemorated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by paying tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) who have a rich and diverse heritage.

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