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.