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July 2021

8 things health experts want you to know about the Delta variant

July 22, 2021

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.

Reinventing the academic medical center

July 21, 2021

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.

A network of healthy connections

July 15, 2021

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.

Daughter donates kidney to her role model, her dad, on Father’s Day

July 8, 2021

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.

June 2021

Internal medicine resident praised for contributions to diversity

June 25, 2021

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.

Touchdown: Burn survivor gets support during toughest challenge of his life

June 25, 2021

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.

Emergency department nurse promotes COVID-19 vaccines on TV with Gov. Gavin Newsom

June 4, 2021

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.

Don’t tread on it!

June 1, 2021

While the odds of being bitten by a rattlesnake are small, following some precautions from UC Davis Health experts, people can minimize the chances of being bitten and suffering severe or even life-threatening symptoms.

May 2021

Nurse Residency Program earns ANCC accreditation, with distinction

May 28, 2021

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.

Atreja named to HIMSS Future50 Community

May 26, 2021

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).

Young man's scary injury benefits from spine center skill and expertise

May 12, 2021

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.