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Environment and Climate Change

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We’ve made public environmental commitments, and received recognition for them, to provide sustainable health care and reduce our impacts on climate change – regionally and globally. Some examples:

Some examples of our efforts:

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Recognized as a Climate Champion

UC Davis Health has been recognized as a Climate Champion by Health Care Without Harm. The health system was one of 55 internationally and 19 in the U.S. to earn the annual award, which recognizes commitment to reducing carbon footprint. 


A Top 25 hospital for sustainability performance

For two years in a row, Practice Greenhealth has recognized UC Davis Health as a national leader in environmental sustainability with one of the organization’s Top 25 awards – its highest honor for hospitals. More than 1,400 U.S. hospitals and health systems are part of the Practice Greenhealth network.

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Learn more in our sustainability tour

This self-guided StoryMaps walking tour discusses UC Davis Health System’s efforts in reducing emissions, reducing water use, expanding solar energy usage, and more. You can also scroll through the tour without leaving your desk.

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Some recent examples of our ongoing efforts to advance health for all.

Surgeons use collarbone to create new upper arm for young cancer patient

When Sydney Engle was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, her parents put their trust in UC Davis Children’s Hospital and R. Lor Randall.

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Experts warn climate change will fuel spread of infectious diseases

Infectious diseases specialists call the medical field to be ready to deal with the impact of climate change on spreading diseases, such as malaria, Valley fever, E-coli and Lyme disease.

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‘I got Davis!’ Match Day places medical students into residency programs

The UC Davis School of Medicine hosted the annual Match Day where students learned where they’ll spend the next several years of residency training.

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‘Birds of a feather’: UC Davis Health’s falcon expert shares his passion for peregrines

How does someone who has worked in the Purchasing Department for 17 years become the go-to source for all things peregrine falcon? We asked procurement supervisor William Corbett about his expertise.

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