UC Davis Health Pediatric Emergency Physician Tiffani Johnson received the inaugural Minority Health, Equity and Inclusion Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for her contributions to advance health equity for underrepresented communities.
Francisco had no ID and no memory of who he was when he was brought by an ambulance to the UC Davis emergency room on Aug. 24. Last Friday, he was discharged from UC Davis Medical Center after 88 days of hospitalization. He will be reunited with family back in Mexico.
Sacramento’s newest science center, the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) has been unveiled. Among the first items on display in the exhibit gallery is a prototype of the EXPLORER Total-Body Scanner, developed at UC Davis Health.
Fourth-year medical student Ross Perry is an advocate for wellness at the UC Davis School of Medicine. He’s also the top prize winner in a national essay contest hosted by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for writing a poignant story about his bond with an oncology patient.
UC Davis Health and UC Davis announced a naming rights partnership with SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, which includes the to MOSAC’s current Health Headlines, future Health Gallery and Digital Dome Theater.
UC Davis Health has been recognized as a four-star hospital in the Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking, the nation's leading health care measure for safety and quality in patient care. The medical center ranked No. 1 in equity and ninth in mortality.
For the last six months, emergency medicine and critical care physician Roderick Fontenette has been serving as the theater director of the Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCAT) out of Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
UC Davis Health is leading the way in making sure that every day, every older adult receives age-friendly health care. The UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department puts principles into practice to benefit patients.
The UC Davis Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the 2021 Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for following guidelines known to improve outcomes and quality-of-life for stroke patients.
93% of UC Davis Health employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, just weeks after a new University of California vaccine mandate kicked in. The health system is a leader in vaccine compliance, ahead of a new state mandate for health care workers that takes effect Sept. 30.
The Accelerated Access Unit at UC Davis Medical Center receives national recognition for the collective achievements and contributions of the nursing staff of the medical-surgical unit.
In a Q&A, Pediatrician Nicole Glaser discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of DKA in children with Type I diabetes.
Poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke can affect lung health, particularly for those with asthma and other respiratory conditions. UC Davis Health experts have some tips for protecting yourself when it’s smoky outside.
A recently released study by UC Davis Health researchers reviews the incidence of COVID-19 illness among health care workers and documents the dramatic reductions in illness after vaccines were administered.
Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Jim McGovern and Rep. John Garamendi visited UC Davis to learn about its efforts to solve challenges of health and hunger. They met with experts including UC Davis Health Executive Chef Santana Diaz.
Patients whose immune systems are compromised are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. Now UC Davis Health is offering a protective third shot to immunocompromised patients who received initial doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Here’s who qualifies for the “booster.”
After seeing the lowest number of COVID-19 patients for the year in June, the Emergency Department at UC Davis Medical Center saw the highest number for the year during the first week in August. Physicians report the majority of people seeking treatment are unvaccinated. They are also younger.
Saul Torres skipped the COVID-19 vaccine because he didn’t believe in it, but then he was hospitalized with complications prompted by the virus. Now he’s urging everyone to get the shot.
In accordance with a California Department of Public Health order, UC Davis Medical Center will require visitors to present either proof of vaccination or, for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals, documentation of a recent negative COVID-19 test.
UC Davis Medical Center has received the Platinum Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). UC Davis’ Extracorporeal Life Support Program provides vital support for failing organ systems in infants, children and adults.
Some UC Davis Medical Center patients are in the hospital for months or years after being medically cleared for discharge. Care facilities more appropriate to their needs can’t or won’t accept them, leaving UC Davis with fewer beds for patients with acute health care needs.
As the 2021 wildfire season in Northern California sparks with a fury, one survivor of the deadly Redwood Valley Fire in 2017 offers advice. Sara Shepherd recounts the blaze that killed her two children and forced her to prepare for future fires in a different way.
U.S. News & World Report named UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation's Best Hospitals, the #1 hospital in Sacramento and among the top 10 in California.
UC Davis Health experts are warning a Sacramento-area COVID-19 surge is likely in the coming weeks. Infections are rising, due largely to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates, which are around 50% in the region.
A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine’s Catalyst describes UC Davis Health’s success in reinventing its academic medical center as a collaborative partner, facilitating a high level of patient care throughout the region and joining with competitors to form partnerships.
Roger Mendoza has helped UC Davis Health stay connected, with the installation of more than 2,300 miles of IT cabling infrastructure. But it’s his connections with the health system’s providers that have kept him healthy through multiple cancers, a brain hemorrhage and more.
Rather than a shirt, a necktie or new tools, Jazlyn Estrella gave her father, Ruther Estrella, the gift of a lifetime. She donated her kidney and shared with him the gift of life.
18-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez receives surprise visitors while recovering from third-degree burns at UC Davis Health. The Woodcreek Oaks graduate ventured outside for the first time since May 17 to greet his former football teammates.
Jorge Salazar, an internal medicine resident, is the first recipient of a newly created award to recognize significant contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in Graduate Medical Education.
Claudio Alvarado, an assistant nurse manager in the pediatric emergency department, appeared on stage with California Gov. Gavin Newsom to promote the state’s new Vax for the Win vaccine incentive program.
UC Davis Health’s Nurse Residency Program is the first and only program in the Sacramento region to earn accreditation, with distinction, from the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
Chief Information and Digital Health Officer Ashish Atreja has been named to the annual Future50 list of innovative thinkers and leaders by the global technology advisory organization, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
A 24-year-old man is on the road to recovery following an off-road vehicle accident that left him nearly paralyzed. He credits UC Davis Spine Center with expert surgery that kept him from nearly becoming a paraplegic.
First-year nursing students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing gain valuable experience with real patients by giving COVID-19 injections. Students learn how the interaction is far more than simply administering the vaccine.
When essential workers lacked access to the COVID-19 shot, the student-run Shifa Community Clinic decided to set up a vaccination site. The effort by UC Davis undergraduates and medical students has delivered more than 7,000 vaccine doses at a downtown Sacramento mosque.
UC Davis Health staff and The California Endowment team up to create multilingual public service announcements to encourage underrepresented communities to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dozens of volunteers from UC Davis Health helped vaccinate vulnerable populations against COVID-19 over the weekend at a drive-thru clinic organized by the Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento.
Diana Farmer tapped to lead the oldest surgical association in the U.S.
Work is getting underway for the construction of UC Davis Health’s new acute care rehabilitation hospital that is set to open in 2023.
UC Davis Health seeks volunteers for a clinical trial to determine the efficacy of a COVID-19 booster shot and protection against the South African virus variant.
Newsweek Magazine has named UC Davis Medical Center to its 2021 list of the “World’s Best Hospitals,” and it’s the only one so honored from the Sacramento region.
UC Davis Health is leading the way in making sure that every day, every older adult receives age-friendly health care.
UC Davis Health has started a weekly community vaccination clinic in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. It’s the latest in a series of partnerships that have resulted in more than 10,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to the underserved, essential workers and others.
UC Davis Health today announced plans for an expansion of the UC Davis Medical Center with a project called ‘California Tower – part of the health system’s long-time commitment to improving health in local neighborhoods and across Northern California.
UC Davis Health advanced practice providers work to address mental health disparities in California.
No patients admitted to the UC Davis Medical Center tested positive for the flu this entire season, and experts credit flu vaccines, masking and social distancing with averting a possible “twindemic” of influenza and COVID-19.
Surgical resident Jennifer Geiger has received a $30,000 research grant to devise a new curriculum that teaches residents how to better communicate with patients facing end-of-life decisions.
UC Davis Medical Center is proud to be recognized by Blue Shield of California with a Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
Judie Boehmer, a nursing executive at UC Davis Health, has been appointed board president for Sacramento’s Ronald McDonald House.
UC Davis Health began vaccinating its first patients for COVID-19 today.
UC Davis Health began notifying its patients today about vaccinations for COVID-19.
NICHE membership demonstrates UC Davis Health’s organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality and enhancing the patient and family experience of older adults.
Participants are needed for a new clinical trial at UC Davis Health to test another experimental COVID-19 vaccine that could help address the global pandemic.
UC Davis Health has received 4,300 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and will continue to inoculate its frontline health care workers. The vaccine is similar to Pfizer’s but has a few key differences, including the way it’s stored, and how far apart its two shots are spaced.
With an allotment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive as early as Monday, UC Davis Health is preparing its storage space and its employees for one of the most significant inoculation efforts in recent history.
The ICU at UC Davis Health provides care for critically ill patients from a huge region, including those with coronavirus. It can be expanded to adapt to the expected surge in COVID-19 cases.