Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center News
- We moved! The building is the same, Medical Offices South. But you will find your new Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center in the basement, with lots of new space, offices and its own Physical Therapy Room.
- We have new team members. Welcome your new hemophilia nurse Shirley Wycoco, RN, and Daphne Torres-Summers, our research coordinator!
The foundation for WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH BLEEDING DISORDERS will soon launch their website, www.fwgbd.org. Preview the site. Register for upcoming inaugural events!
Visit HASDC X-mas party. See invitation attached.
Hold the date: January 10, 2013. For the 2nd Southern California Education Day. Watch out for the adult track with topics including our young adult transition forum, new research in adult hemophilia (brought to you by Dr. von Drygalski), and a Pilates Class! Details to follow! Don't miss it!
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Belinda Langston, RN, in January 2012. Belinda’s death came suddenly and unexpectedly. Her death leaves colleagues, friends, family and patients behind with a great sadness and sorrow. Belinda had given her dedicated services to patients and UCSD for over 30 years, most recently as our nurse supervising the Hemophilia Treatment Center at the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center.
Belinda came to the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center in 2008, with almost 30 years of extensive nursing experience at UCSD. Prior to joining our center full time she worked in various positions in the Ambulatory Care Center, in Obstetrics/Gynecology, in Specialty Pediatrics, and as Nurse Manager in Pediatrics at Hillcrest, as well as in the Adult Specialty Clinic at UCSD Medical Office South. She managed nursing and administration at our center with enthusiasm and devotion for the specialized needs of our patients with hemophilia and bleeding disorders, coordinated their care and was available full time to address all aspects of hemophilia.
Belinda will always be remembered for her energy, enthusiasm, devotion and ethics in caring for the specialized needs of our patients. Her remarkable professional dedication and concern for patients, which always took first place, will never be forgotten.
Belinda was a daily inspiration for all of us. In behalf of all of us who have worked with and known Belinda, I hope that you will always remember her for the great and caring person that she was.
Older News, But Still Relevant
We are happy to inform the hemophilia community that Cathy Glass, RN, has returned from retirement to the center. She started with us on September 1, 2011. Cathy has delivered dedicated nursing services to the hemophilia community for 20 years. We are excited to have Cathy back to support the care and special needs of our patients with hemophilia. Learn more about Cathy on our staff page.
We are pleased to announce that we have a new social worker, Leonora, and a new physical therapist, Jason, working with us since Aug. 1, 2011. Learn more about Leonora and Jason on our staff page. Loretta Swanegan and Nancy Simones, who held these positions before, recently retired, and we thank them for two decades of devoted hemophilia care.
We have opened weekly clinics for our patients with hemophilia. Call us with any concerns or problems for advice or an appointment (619-471-0335, Mon-Fri between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm). A staff member will take the call. Learn more about our staff page. Your hemophilia team is always here for you!
Our newsletters, called “Ocean Tidings,” appear several times per year. They inform the hemophilia community about the latest and planned developments at the center. You can link to PDF copies here: