Facts and Figures from UC Davis Health

Facts and Figures

At UC Davis Health we proudly apply the expertise, discoveries and technology of a world-class university to advance health and well-being for people and patients — both here in California and across the nation.

Patient care

Nationally renowned UC Davis Medical Center is a leading referral center for the most seriously injured or ill patients and the most medically complex cases.

Statistics for year ending June 30, 2021.

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The Children’s Miracle network raised nearly $3.3 million for UC Davis Children’s Hospital, making it one of the network’s top hospitals

Philanthropy impact

Retired nurses Marilyn Ratkay and Cathy Runne gave more than $150,000 to support Children’s Hospital nurses, patients and families.


UC Davis Health research includes clinical, translational and basic-science studies, with an emphasis on collaboration and improving health for people, communities and entire populations.

External research funding

$368 million in 2021, including $194 million in NIH funding

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$1.1 million in gifts from Steve and Nancy Fox will advance research for challenging head and neck cancers

Philanthropy impact

Grateful family member Sue LaFave donated $150,000 to the MIND Institute to support FXTAS research and the Child Life Program.


Innovative UC Davis interprofessional education gives the health care workforce of tomorrow the skills and values needed to lead change and improve health for all.

  • Innovative training prepares future doctors to treat underserved communities in:
    • urban and rural communities
    • California’s Central Valley
    • California’s tribal communities
    • by advancing Latino health
    • by closing the primary care gap
  • The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing launches a new, hybrid Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner degree program in summer 2022 to prepare new nurse practitioners.
  • Home to California’s first training center for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Foundation’s Cardiac Surgical Robotics Program.
  • The Center for Health and Technology offers telehealth education programs for community providers, students and residents, with collaborations around specific conditions.

Faculty, staff and students

Faculty, staff and students pie chart

All numbers are snapshots in time and approximate.

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A $1 million gift from Western Health Advantage launched the first endowed professorship at the School of Nursing

Philanthropy impact

We awarded more than $1.8 million in scholarships to medical students in 2021, a 20% increase from the prior year.

Community Engagement

UC Davis Health actively engages with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento, Northern California and beyond.

  • Serving our region during the pandemic by sharing evidence-based safety advice for everyday life; bridging gaps in testing and equipment; and highlighting the importance of socioeconomic disparities.
  • The first academic medical center to launch a Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) with Amazon Web Services. UC Davis Health’s CIC will focus on making digital health more equitable and accessible worldwide.
  • For 10 consecutive years, a “Most Wired” health system for excellence in using technology to improve care delivery.
  • National pioneers and leaders in telehealth and electronic medical records integration.
  • Youth violence intervention and traffic safety education through our Trauma Prevention and Outreach Program.
  • The UC Davis Health Cancer Care Network unites multiple cancer centers to offer patients leading-edge care in their own communities, including a new site in El Dorado County.
  • Innovative partnerships with more than two-dozen Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide a comprehensive mix of primary care, specialty care and behavioral health to thousands of underserved patients across the region
  • Creating a “virtual children’s hospital” for vulnerable rural Northern California children via telehealth partnerships.
  • The School of Nursing partners with more than 350 clinical sites and community agencies for its education and research.
  • UC Davis Health partners with dozens of community organizations and events, including the popular Sacramento Republic FC and the Sacramento Running Association/California International Marathon.
  • #12 on Forbes magazine’s third annual list of the best employers in California.
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A $4.55 million gift from Katy and Dale Carlsen — our largest pediatrics gift to date — established the Foster Care Clinic and Resilience Support Fund.

Philanthropy impact

$195,000 from the Lions Club International Foundation, with support from Northern California Lions Sight Association and Lions District 4-C5, will support expansion of the UC Davis Eye Center’s vision screening program.