Gina Maltase

Gina Maltase, RN

Medical Float Resource Team, Santa Monica UCLA Health Medical Center
UCLA HEALTH
Santa Monica, California
United States
She was an advocate for me, and made me feel at home for the entirety of my stay.

Gina was my rock for the two days I spent at UCLA. I wasn’t even her assignment and still, she went above and beyond in making sure I was taken care of. I had a pretty terrible infection and my veins didn’t love the catheters and she was sure to check them constantly and was super gentle every time I needed a new one. Whenever I was scared, which was pretty often she spent time sitting with me and talking things out so I could better understand what was going on. She was an advocate for me, and made me feel at home for the entirety of my stay. When I was discharged, she even walked me home during her lunch break, since I had walked from my apartment 2 days earlier to check myself in. Gina cares about her patients and cared about me in a way that I have never seen before. I will never forget how wonderful and compassionate Gina was toward me.