Like many organizations, UCLA Health formally participates in social-media communities to help educate potential patients, current patients and their families about UCLA and its services and programs. We have official designees who have the authority to speak on behalf of the organization on these channels.
We recognize that some employees may wish to participate on an individual basis in various forms of social media. Employees are welcome to participate in social media and discuss UCLA Health, and are encouraged to talk about their good work and make meaningful connections with their readers, but at all times the privacy and confidentiality of patients, families and fellow employees must be respected.
UCLA Health has guidelines for employees who choose to participate in online communications in which they are representing themselves as part of UCLA Health:
Do the right thing and follow the policy. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action — up to and including termination. Click here for to read our Employee Social Media Policy.