The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, in Westwood, Los Angeles, United States. It is ranked the 6th best hospital in the United States by U. S. News & World Report, 1st on the West Coast; the hospital provides tertiary care to the surrounding communities. UCLA Medical Center has research centers covering nearly all major specialties of medicine and nursing as well as dentistry and is the primary teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA School of Nursing; the hospital's emergency department is a certified level I trauma center for both adult and pediatric patients. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a constituent part of UCLA Health, a comprehensive consortium of research hospitals and medical institutes affiliated with UCLA, including Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Group.
Collectively, the hospitals and specialty-care facilities of the UCLA Health system make it among the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in the United States. The hospital has been ranked in the top twenty in 15 of the 16 medical specialties ranked by the US News ranking. Ten of those specialties were ranked in the top ten. In 2005, the American Nurses Credentialing Center granted the medical center "Magnet" status. On June 29, 2008, the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center opened and became operational, replacing the older facilities across the street; the older hospital complex had suffered moderate interior structural damage in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Because numerous hospitals in the area were damaged during the Northridge earthquake and injured people had to be transported long distances for emergency care, the state of California passed SB1953, an amendment to an older law requiring all hospitals to move their acute care and intensive care units into earthquake-resistant buildings by 2008.
Budgeted at $598 million in 1998, construction began in 1999 and was completed in 2004. Cost overruns and construction delays attributed to rising construction costs and design changes due to medical advances resulted in the price of the building increasing to $829 million. Equipment purchased for the new building increased the total cost to over $1 billion; the Federal Emergency Management Agency contributed $432 million in earthquake relief funds to the project, the state of California contributed $44 million. Private donations raised over $300 million for the project, including $150 million in President Reagan's name; the new building was constructed to withstand an 8.0 magnitude earthquake, one of the first buildings in California built to the most recent seismic standards. The new 1,050,000-square-foot hospital is named after the late President of the United States and Governor of California Ronald Reagan, it was designed by C. C. "Didi" Pei of Pei Partnership Architects in collaboration with his father, renowned Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.
M. Pei, has been claimed to be the most technologically advanced hospital in the US; the hospital will contain fewer patient beds than the one. Patient beds in the intensive-care units will be accessible to nurses and physicians from 360 degrees, surgical floor plans will be modular, allowing them to be expanded and reconfigured as medical technology evolves; the hospital is sheathed with mechanically honed, cream colored, horizontally grained travertine marble panels sold at below-market-rate cost by Primo Marrioti, the owner of an Italian quarry whose cancer was cured at UCLA. The travertine elements were fastened to a sophisticated interlocking panelized aluminum cladding system developed by Benson Industries of Portland, Oregon; the building envelope is designed to resist and survive severe seismic events and maintain excellent resistance to air and water infiltration. The older center itself is a sprawling 11-story brick building designed by Welton Becket, it is considered a landmark of early modern architecture.
The center was built in several phases, the first of, completed in 1953. The hospital has a "tic-tac-toe" layout of intersecting wings, creating a series of courtyards throughout the complex; the first floor is unusual in that most of its walls are clad in a thick layer of naturally-weathered, travertine, creating an unusual "organic" appearance. The exterior architecture is simple, consisting of a red brick wall with horizontal bands of stainless-steel louvers over the windows to keep direct sunlight from heating the building; some of the old complex will be torn down, some of it will be renovated and turned into office space when it is no longer an operational hospital. The law does not require that all parts of a hospital be made earthquake-safe, only the most important parts. Much of the extensive travertine wall cladding from the building's interior will most be salvaged and re-used. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has covered paramedic areas for the Fire Department. Beverly Hills F. D. - RA 1, 2 and 3 Los Angeles Fire Department - RA 5, 19, 34, 37, 43, 58, 59, 63, 92, 94 and 95.
Los Angeles County Fire Department - Squads 71, 88, 89 and 172. The Stewart & Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA is a 74-bed acute care psychiatric hospital located within the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Following a donation, the hospital was named for her husband; the hospital has a pediatrics unit, adolescent unit, an adult unit, a geriatrics unit UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
"Burn the Ships" is a song performed by an Australian Christian pop duo For King & Country. The song impacted Christian radio in the United States on 30 August 2019, becoming the third single from Burn the Ships; the song was written by Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone. The song peaked at No. 3 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart, becoming their eleventh top ten single. "Burn the Ships" was availed on 28 September 2018 as the fifth promotional single from Burn the Ships. In an interview with Billboard, the duo shared the inspiration of the song, saying that it came from Luke Smallbone's wife, battling with an addiction to prescribed medication, combined with an historical incident during the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1519 AD, where a Spanish commander named Hernán Cortés, landed his ships on enemy shores unaware of what awaited his arrival. To ensure that the men were committed to their mission, he proclaimed, "Burn the ships!" Luke Smallbone shared in an interview with NewReleaseToday that the song became the album's title track after realising that the theme of "no retreat" was recurring on the album in songs like "Never Give Up" and "Fight On, Fighter" and he opined that "it makes the album and the title feel potent."The song was released to Christian radio in the United States on 30 August 2019, becoming Burn the Ships' third official single.
A radio-adapted version of the song was released in digital format on 27 September 2019. On 4 October 2019, For Country released a remix of the song by R3hab. "Burn the Ships" composed in the key of F major with a tempo of 94 beats per minute. For King & Country's vocal range spans from C4 to C6; the song reached No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart. It has sold 32,000 copies in the United States as of November 2019; the music video of "Burn the Ships" was published on For King & Country's YouTube channel on 5 October 2018, celebrating the release of the album which arrived on the same day. It was filmed on Lady Washington, the duo singing aboard the ship before leaving an explosive and retreating to shore
The Ghana Institute of Journalism is a Public university in Ghana. The institute has accreditation from the National Accreditation Board; the Ghana Institute of Journalism was established on 16 October 1959 by Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah had a vision to train a patriotic cadre corps of journalists to play an effective role in the emancipation of the African continent hence established the Ghana Institute of Journalism; the school was formally called School of Journalism, a department at the Accra Technical Institute now Accra Technical University. The school had Mr Richard McMillan, due for retirement as the Director of the British Information Services in Ghana as its first principal and journalism tutor. In 1974, the National Redemption Council passed a legislative instrument formally establishing the Ghana Institute of Journalism; the decree set as objects of the Institute the following: a) To train young men and women in the skills and techniques of journalism, mass communication and public relations.b) To organise classes, seminars, experiments and practical training in all aspects of journalism and mass communication.
The school got its presidential charter establishing it as a university in 2009. The charter allowed the institute to self exist with the ability to award its own certificates and degrees for its accredited programmes; this has severed the institute's affiliation with the University of Ghana. Mr. Richard McMillan served as the first principal of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. In 1959 when GIJ was established, he was retiring as Director of British Information Services in Ghana. Mr. McMillan, who taught journalism, served for three years as principal — until 1962. Today the GIJ library is named the Richard McMillan Library in honour of the Institute's first principal; the school runs Bachelor of Arts and Masters programmes. The Diploma Programme is a 2-year programme consists of communication, social sciences and arts subjects; the Bachelor of Arts programme is a 4-year programme with options of specializing in either Journalism or Public Relations. The Masters Programmes is a 1-year programme with options to specialise in Public Relations, Media Management and Development Communication