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It's National Nurses Week, which is a time to honor our nurses for their hard work and commitment to our patients. Each year, National Nurses Week provides an opportunity to reflect on the significance of our nurses and how they display heroism day in and day out, putting their patients front and center, working behind the scenes to provide a caring touch and professional expertise. Join us in celebrating our nurses this week!
The below profiles highlight the work of some of our nurse superstars.
Adisu Aweke,RN, Emergency Department
Ana-Lisa Dymally,RN, Internal Medicine
Hae Han,RN, Medical/Surgical
Natalie Okorie,RN, Intensive Care Unit
Please note that our Primary Care services will be moving from the Cadillac building to the 3rd floor of the Venice Medical Office building (5971 Venice Blvd.), beginning June 10. The Venice Medical Office Building is right next to the Cadillac building on the same campus.
Please see Primary Care Move flyer for details.
On April 27, KP West LA partnered with the Venice Family Clinic to host a Community Access Day, a collaborative effort made possible by Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program, to provide eye surgeries to five West L.A. residents, at no cost to them.
KP West LA volunteer staff and surgeons performed seven pterygium and cataract surgeries on five patients who otherwise could not have afforded these much-needed procedures.
One patient, Carmen Santini, 65, a mother of five children and five grandchildren, suffered from severely impaired vision and was unable to read, walk safely in the streets, help with house chores and perform "the most noble of jobs," which is caring for her grandchildren, Santini said. "I'm looking forward to going to the beach and playing ball with my grandchildren" she said.
“Many of these patients have been dealing with the pain or discomfort associated with their conditions for many years and simply don’t have the money to pay for these procedures,” said Celia Brugman, Community Benefit Health manager, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles. “The Community Access Day Program has a transformative impact on the quality of these peoples’ lives.”
The Community Access Day program has also provided gastrointestinal procedures and surgeries, such as diagnostic colonoscopies, for underserved West L.A. residents.
Kaiser Permanente’s Playa Vista Medical Offices will relocate to a new, state-of-the-art facility in summer 2020. The 35,000 square-foot facility, which will be located at 5300 McConnell Avenue in Playa Vista, will feature sustainable design, the most advanced medical technologies, and expanded services, enabling us to better serve the more than 20,000 Kaiser Permanente members in the area.
See this flyer for more details about the new Playa Vista location.
April is National Volunteer Month and what better way to celebrate than promoting the benefits of volunteering and giving back to our community?
Studies show when you wake up with purpose you can add years back to your life. One way to live your purpose is through volunteering- whether it's an expertise like creating a webpage for a local non-profit, a passion like criminal justice reform or simply something you like to do in your free time like knitting hats for individuals experiencing homeless- we all have something special to give back.
For upcoming volunteer projects in the month of April click here to check out Big Sunday's list of volunteer projects to make a difference in your community.