Perhaps the greatest sign that a partnership is working is that the parties involved agree to continue it. Such is the case with UCLA School of Nursing and Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH), a prestigious and internationally accredited private hospital in Hong Kong. Their collaboration, made possible by a grant from Walton Li, MD ’74, bridges more than six years, 7,000 miles, and many people and programs. And it continues.
The joint endeavor began in 2010, and scores of nurses have participated. Recently, five nurses from HKSH participated in a clinical program. They spent two weeks experiencing different nursing units, including in oncology, medical surgical, and the ICU at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and they visited Belmont Village Senior Living and the nursing school itself.
Li, a strong advocate for the value of nurses, chairs the HKSH Medical Group Board of Directors and serves as Medical Superintendent of the Hospital. Li believes that shadowing UCLA nurses is a great way to illuminate and disseminate best practices in nursing care in general and in geriatric nursing care in particular.
It’s another way UCLA extends its good work and creates unbound optimism.
Published March 2018