hong kong

Hong kong sanitorium and ucla nursing a continuing partnership

Six years ago, the school of nursing entered into an agreement with the Hong Kong Sanitorium and Hospital (HKSH), one of the most prestigious and internationally accredited private hospitals in Hong Kong, to continue to enhance evidence-based practices and promote mentorship of nurses in conducting clinical research. The grant came from Walton Li, MD, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Medical Superintendent of the Hospital who is a very strong advocate and supporter of the value of nursing care. Over five years, the UCLA School of Nursing held workshops in Hong Kong related to many clinical topics, including administration and management, patient satisfaction, simulation and physical assessment skills, heart failure, and wound care.

Dr. Adey Nyamathi has worked tirelessly to coordinate the effort and content for each of the 20 workshops that have been held to date. She relied on experts from UCLA School of Nursing, Ronald Reagan and Santa Monica UCLA Health, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Cedars Sinai, as well as experts from outside California, to create stellar interactive and educational programs that have received high marks from the HKSH nurses. That work led to a five-year renewal of the contract in 2015.

Now, the School and HKSH have entered into a new 3-year contract that will be focused on bringing nurses from Hong Kong to Los Angeles for observation and workshops. Twelve nurses will come for two weeks per year to shadow nurses at Ronald Reagan UCLA, Santa Monica UCLA, Mattel Children’s and other hospitals.

“The collegiality between the nursing faculty at the UCLA School of Nursing and the nursing administration and staff at Hong Kong Sanitorium have been exceptional and long lasting,” said Nyamathi. “We look forward to many more years of collaboration.”