During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with staffing shortages critically low, Stewart and Lynda Resnick were honored to offer their support to nurses at UCLA Medical Center. The Resnicks contributed $500,000 for further training, professional development, and self-care for cardiac nurses. The gift supports the acquisition of a new simulation manikin and other training tools that enhance proficiency among this specialized team of nurses.
The funding established the Resnick Nursing Scholarship which will enable clinicians to attend national conferences and provides resources for an annual symposium for cardiac nursing that will give nurses more opportunities to increase their clinical and decision-making skills.
A heartfelt thanks to Stewart and Lynda Resnick for supporting our nurses. Their gift acknowledges the extraordinary care our nurses provide in their ordinary workday and honors them for the exceptional care they provide with clinical expertise, compassion and above all, kindness. I am very grateful to the family for this thoughtful gift.
Chief Nursing Executive, UCLA Health
The Resnicks also provided care packages for more than 700 nurses who work in the unit, packed with goodies like packages of Wonderful Pistachios, bottles of POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, and more.
In recognition of the gift, UCLA Health named a nurse’s station for the Resnicks in the medical center’s cardiac unit.