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  • Alternative to This is how they roll: From left, quadruplets Alexander, Moises, Montzerath and Ruth.
    This is how they roll: From left, quadruplets Alexander, Moises, Montzerath and Ruth.
  • Alternative to Nurse Sookhee Chang shares a hug with Maria Cervantes as Rodrigo looks on with sons Alexander and Moises.
    Nurse Sookhee Chang shares a hug with Maria Cervantes as Rodrigo looks on with sons Alexander and Moises.
  • Alternative to Strolling the corridors like pint-size rock stars, the quads head toward Labor & Delivery.
    Strolling the corridors like pint-size rock stars, the quads head toward Labor & Delivery.
  • Alternative to Dr. Soina Dargan shares a moment with Rodrigo and Ruth.
    Dr. Soina Dargan shares a moment with Rodrigo and Ruth.
  • Alternative to Montzerath plays and colors in the pediatrics playroom.
    Montzerath plays and colors in the pediatrics playroom.
  • Alternative to Fun for the whole family, including big brother Mateo, far left, in the playroom.
    Fun for the whole family, including big brother Mateo, far left, in the playroom.
  • Alternative to Have crayons, will color.
    Have crayons, will color.
  • Alternative to Nurse Maribeth Labuni reaches out to Alexander.
    Nurse Maribeth Labuni reaches out to Alexander.
  • Alternative to  Dr. Dargan can’t resist one last squeeze.
    Dr. Dargan can’t resist one last squeeze.

A very special delivery at Harbor-UCLA


The Cervantes family of Pico Rivera has a special bond with the nurses and doctors of L.A. County's Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. That's where their small family grew into a big one, with the delivery of quadruplets in September, 2014. It was a rare and high-risk birth, made even more stressful since the family had lost its medical insurance in the middle of Maria Cervantes' pregnancy. Share a photo gallery and video visit with the quads, as they returned for a pre-Mother’s Day reunion with the staff at the hospital that welcomed them with open arms when they needed it most.

It's not the only example of county hospitals delivering wide-ranging support along with medical care. As Dr. Erin Saleeby explains, a new program called MAMA’s Neighborhood, which received an innovation grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, provides new mothers and moms-to-be with health education and nutrition information, along with mental health guidance and medical care. That program, born the same year as the Cervantes quads, is also thriving.