HAVEN is a collaborative of Los Angeles area Hospitals and community-based organizations dedicated to the prevention
of traumatic injuries caused
HAVEN was founded by:
HAVEN IN THE NEWS
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Feb. 2014: Dr. Jimenez, Trauma Surgeom at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, is a 37-year-old Yale graduate — who grew up in Boyle Heights, El Sereno and Baldwin Park — believes that "good trauma medicine goes beyond just patching somebody up." Jimenez asks his patients about how and why they ended up in the hospital. He tries to get them to think about what they can do to avoid a return trip to the trauma center. He knows a few heart-to-heart talks during one hospital stay probably won’t turn someone's life around, but he says sometimes the second hospital visit might. He's fiercely dedicated to his work: "I plan to stay here until I can’t do this anymore." click here for entire article.