UCLA Health-3 Wishes Program Team is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. They are among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read their story below!

One in a Million Award recipient: UCLA Health-3 Wishes Program Team

Where they are multiplying good: Los Angeles, CA

How they are multiplying good: They are all One in a Million. Since 2017, Dr. Neville and her team have found a way to bring joy to their End-of-Life patients and their families. The 3 Wishes Program (3WP) is a palliative care initiative in which clinicians elicit and implement final wishes for patients who are unfortunately imminently dying. By celebrating lives and dignifying the dying process, the program improves the end-of-life experience for all stakeholders, including the patient, the family, and the clinicians. Wishes are most often small and simple, like playing the patient’s favorite music, providing the patient with a non-hospital blanket, allowing the patient to spend their final moment outdoors, decorating the room with the patient’s favorite memorabilia, or providing the bereaved family with keepsakes. More elaborate wishes have included arranging for a live musical performance or orchestrating a wedding for an engaged couple. Since initiation, the 3 Wishes Program at UCLA Health has fulfilled approximately 1,700 wishes for more than 500 patients. Thank you, Dr. Neville and Team for making a difference! You all are truly One in a Million!