Year in review highlights 2021
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At a glance

Select highlights from UC Davis Children’s Hospital

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This past year UC Davis Medical Center received the Platinum Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for its Extracorporeal Life Support Program, which provides life-saving care for failing organ systems in infants, children and adults.

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UC Davis Medical Center was named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals, which recognizes facilities that have provided exceptional care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

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Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is now the 12th in the U.S. to receive a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). We are the only hospital in Northern California to receive this honor.

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A long-standing affiliation with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Dignity Health has expanded access to our genetic counselors and round-the-clock genomic telemedicine services for pediatric patients throughout our region.

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In 2021, UC Davis Children’s Hospital partnered with the Sacramento County Health Center to establish a Comprehensive Integration of Resilience into Child Life Experiences (CIRCLE) clinic to address the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in foster care children.

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Our Pediatric Heart Center’s Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory was the only site in Sacramento to be re-accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in pediatric transthoracic, pediatric transesophageal and fetal echocardiography.

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Our unique multidisciplinary Fetal Care and Treatment Center recently opened a newly consolidated center within UC Davis Children’s Hospital to perform comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical interventions for pregnant women.