A Year in Review

Welcome! 2016-17 was a time of both historic firsts and enduring legacies at our nationally ranked pediatric academic hospital.

As we gathered last spring to break ground on an expanded new children’s surgery center, we also commemorated our status as the first hospital on the West Coast – and just the fourth in the nation – to earn level I children’s surgery verification from the American College of Surgeons.

These high points will help to amplify care across our more than 30 pediatric subspecialties, including our new fetal surgery program and our assortment of U.S. News & World Report-ranked specialties. They are also proud complements to existing distinctions such as our Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

As 2018 begins, we are heartened to welcome a new chair of pediatrics to help guide our continued success. Dr. Satyan Lakshminrusimha joins us from the University of Buffalo, where he held leadership roles in neonatology and pediatrics and gained international recognition as a physician-scientist.

For families in our 33-county, 65,000-square-mile service area, we hope the above highlights and others in this report will continue to affirm the trust you place in us. For our regional and national partners in pediatric care, we are also delighted to offer new ideas here for discussion and collaboration.

As always, thank you for your support and partnership!

Ann Madden Rice Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Medical Center
CEO Ann Rice