UC Davis Health is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community.
UC Davis Health is a major driver of economic prosperity for both the Sacramento region and California. According to a study of pre-pandemic data, in 2019 UC Davis Health expenditures led to a total economic impact of $4.60 billion for the seven-county local region – an additional $1.08 for every dollar UC Davis Health spent. UC Davis Health had 11,600 employees in the region, and economic activity generated indirectly and by their spending supported an additional 14,600 jobs. The report also calculates UC Davis Health’s statewide economic and employment impacts.
At UC Davis Health, we harness the power of an entire university’s nationally-rankedresources and researchto tackle the most pressing health care issues facing the world today.
As the region’s only academic health center, UC Davis Health is a hub of innovation that’s focused on discovering and sharing knowledge while providing the highest quality of care. Our organization includes the UC Davis Medical Center, the UC Davis School of Medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, and the UC Davis Medical Group. Read more about these entities below.
Grounded in equity, we provide unparalleled care across California, transforming lives and communities. Our teams research and develop trailblazing therapies and technologies, educate and prepare a future-ready workforce, and drive excellence into all we do.
UC Davis School of Medicine is one of the nation’s leading medical schools, ranked in the nation’s top 10 for diversity, primary care and family medicine, with high rankings in research. It places among the nation’s leading schools for research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is home to one of the nation’s inaugural Clinical Translational Science Centers.
A national reputation for life-changing biomedical discoveries
A passion for clinical care and a commitment to engaging people from underserved communities and advancing rural health
The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis advances health and ignites leadership through innovative education, transformative research and bold system change. Founded by the nation’s largest grant for nursing education in 2007, leaders at the school develop programs that keep pace with ever-evolving health care and educate a new breed of nurse leaders.
The School of Nursing’s visionary leadership propels research in five focus areas: chronic disease management, health technology, pain management, Healthy People and Healthy Systems. Faculty come from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, business administration, sociology, gerontology, medicine, information technology and psychology. School of Nursing students engage in classrooms and clinical environments with students in the School of Medicine, health informatics and those in other health-related programs.
First classes admitted for the Master of Science ― Leadership and the Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in fall 2010
When full enrollment is reached by 2022, the school is projected to serve roughly 420 students in all programs
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s top 25 master’s-degree nursing programs, including a top-10 family nurse practitioner program.
The School of Nursing cultivates academic excellence and addresses urgent, societal needs through leadership development, interprofessional education, transformative research, cultural inclusiveness and innovative technology. The school plays a critical role in preparing nurse leaders who will shape the future of health care and inform health policy. The investment made here redefines the role of nurses in the 21st century and moves toward a system that benefits all who depend on it.
Ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals
A U.S. News & World Report best children’s hospital in diabetes & endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, orthopedics*, and pulmonology & lung surgery. (*Together with Shriners Children’s Northern California)
Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in back surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and urology.