“VR, especially immersive VR, draws heavily on the limited cognitive resource of attention by drawing the user’s attention away from the hospital environment and the medical procedures and into the virtual world,” said Dr. Jeffrey I. Gold.
An anxious adolescent showed up to have his blood drawn and was asked if he’d like to try virtual reality goggles. The boy agreed. A few minutes later he asked, “When are you going to take it?” According to Jeffrey I. Gold, Ph.D., the boy was surprised when he took off his headset and found that the blood sample had already been drawn and was on the table beside him.
In honor of the American Chinese restaurant company's gift, the sixth floor of the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion will be named the Panda Express Floor. Also, a large panda statue will be permanently placed in CHLA’s Emergency Department bamboo garden.
Award from "Hospitals & Health Networks" magazine recognizes Children's Hospital Los Angeles' excellence in adoption of technology for improving digital healthcare access, security and care.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is the top-ranked pediatric hospital in California again, based on the latest rankings announced by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday.
Hospital improves national rankings in eight of 10 pediatric specialty categories in "U.S. News & World Report’s" 2017-18 survey of best children’s hospitals.
“Children represent nearly half of all Medicaid beneficiaries, yet only 20 percent of the program’s annual expenses, making their health an economic investment,” says Paul Viviano, Children's Hospital Los Angeles president/CEO.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles expert stresses poison prevention in homes, where 80 percent of poison control calls originate. Different poisons can trigger numerous severe reactions, from trouble breathing to accelerated heart rate to blocked intestines and even affected mental states.