‘Our Hearts are Heavy’: LAC+USC Medical Center mourns the loss of beloved nurse, Sandra Shells

LOS ANGELES, CA, Jan 16 – Today, LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) said in a press release, It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of LAC+USC Medical Center Nurse, Sandra Shells. On behalf of LAC+USC Medical Center Leadership, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and fellow colleagues of Nurse Shells. We are deeply saddened by this news.

Sandra Shells will forever be remembered for her compassionate care and unmatched dedication to her patients and her community throughout her 38-year career at LAC+USC. Sandra worked tirelessly and selflessly to keep her patients safe and healthy and will always be remembered as a “kind, compassionate and giving nurse” with a “helpful and thoughtful nature” who was a favorite amongst colleagues and patients. There will never be enough words to express our gratitude for her tremendous work and dedication.

LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) is a 600-bed, Level One Trauma Center and an academic teaching hospital run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). Through affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, LAC+USC is one of the premier academic teaching hospitals in the nation and a leading training site for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education. LAC+USC operates special units that serve patients across the Southern California region, including a Burn Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Psychiatric and Pediatric Emergency Rooms. LAC+USC is home to the Rand Schrader HIV/AIDS Clinic and the Violence Intervention Program, which offers outpatient services to victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse, and to children in foster care. The Medical Center campus is also the home to a nonprofit organization, The Wellness Center, which provides a range of programs for community residents.

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