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May 2020

UC Davis Health scores big at Healthcare Advertising Awards

May 28, 2020

UC Davis Health scored big at the Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards, the largest health care advertising awards competition in America.

CTSC is a quiet hero of UC Davis COVID-19 research

May 26, 2020

The Clinical and Translational Science Center is an unsung hero of both UC Davis's COVID-19 research and its ongoing clinical trials.

Local girl's kindness rocks the UC Davis Health campus

May 22, 2020

Scarlett Bronner turned her passion for painting rocks into an inspiring way to show health care workers how much they are appreciated.

Know and respond quickly to signs of stroke

May 22, 2020

A UC Davis Health specialist recommends learning more about common stroke symptoms and your own risks for the condition.

A message to expecting moms: Don’t delay care during COVID-19

May 19, 2020

The message has been clear from health care professionals across the country: Don’t delay necessary medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for expecting mothers, delays to medical care can have serious, life-threatening consequences for both mom and baby.

Environmental Services team keeps hospital clean and safe at all times

May 18, 2020

As UC Davis Medical Center battles COVID-19, cleaning crews are there every step of the way.

Life-saving care in the time of COVID-19

May 18, 2020

When she was diagnosed with adenosarcoma, a rare form of uterine cancer, she sought help from Gary Leiserowitz, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UC Davis Health.

UC Davis pediatric orthopaedic surgeon gives teen another chance at sports...and a future

May 13, 2020

Emma Voorhies' knee injury initially sidelined her, but thanks to UC Davis Children's Hospital, she can look forward to playing again.

An extraordinary beginning for sisters born at UC Davis Children's Hospital

May 8, 2020

Momo twins Isabella and Sofia Walker beat the odds in more ways than one.

Nursing students essential for maintaining workforce pipeline

May 7, 2020

When the pandemic hit and halted training programs, nursing students faced a challenging pathway to graduating on time and beginning their nursing careers. UC Davis Medical Center came to the rescue.

Year of the Nurse includes opportunity for nurses to tell their own stories

May 6, 2020

To help honor the “Year of the Nurse,” UC Davis Health has launched a blog featuring nurses voicing their own stories, the ups and downs of a career in caring for others.

Hospital visitor restrictions eased

May 6, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has updated its hospital-visitor policy to reflect the changing conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telehealth connects a family during COVID-19 care

May 5, 2020

81-year-old Suren Vaniyev was the first patient to connect with family through UC Davis Medical Center's new Virtual Visit Program.

Determination and heart power young nurse

May 5, 2020

Lourdes Cueva starts this week as a UC Davis Medical Center nurse after negotiating pathway programs, working since high school to help her family and entering the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing with a seven-week-old daughter.

Peregrine parents nurturing five new arrivals at UC Davis Medical Center

May 4, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has an unprecedented five baby peregrine falcons that just hatched and are now growing in a nest on the hospital's roof.

Davis campus custodial staff help UC Davis Health

May 4, 2020

Davis campus has trained and sent approximately 40 custodians to the UC Davis Health campus to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UC Davis Medical Center achieves top stroke certification

May 1, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest recognition possible from The Joint Commission

Cancer patient puts her faith in UC Davis Health

May 1, 2020

Grace Parker's cancer surgery was scheduled in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. That did not dissuade her.

April 2020

UC Davis engineers, clinician develop low-cost, portable ventilator

April 29, 2020

UC Davis engineers and clinicians are working to create a simple, inexpensive ventilator. They have developed a prototype and plan to make plans freely available online. Versions could be inclinical use in about six months.

COVID-19 vaccine with patch delivery technology enters preclinical testing at UC Davis

April 29, 2020

A biopharmaceutical company will begin preclinical testing, in collaboration with UC Davis, to evaluate the potential for COVID-19 vaccine delivered through an innovative skin patch.

UC Davis Health ramps up opioid fight with grants from California Academy of Family Physicians

April 28, 2020

Physicians from the UC Davis Health Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology continue to ramp up the fight against the opioid crisis, with grants from the California Academy of Family Physicians.

Keeping up with the Peregrines: "Nest flicks and chill"

April 23, 2020

A new member of the UC Davis Medical Center’s peregrine family began emerging from its shell today. The first fluffy white hatchling of the new season is slowly waking to a whole new world, with four other possible siblings to follow.

Local teen and family help UC Davis health care workers while staying at home

April 20, 2020

From baby Yodas to COVID-19 face shields, this pandemic led the Roddys to join in the fight.

COVID-19 info webinar for the public set for April 23

April 20, 2020

A COVID-19 public awareness symposium is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, organized by Distinguished Professor Walter Leal and featuring UC Davis experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine.

Festive farewell for UC Davis patient successfully treated for COVID-19

April 17, 2020

Another UC Davis novel coronavirus patient celebrates a positive outcome during the pandemic.

UC Davis specialists are seeing a big increase in cooking-related burns

April 17, 2020

Since the state’s stay-at-home order took effect, specialists at the Firefighters Burn Institute Regional Burn Center at UC Davis Medical Center have seen a nearly six-fold increase in patients with burns related to at-home food preparation.

UC Davis Medical Center receives prestigious Baby-Friendly designation

April 15, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center proudly announces achieving the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation by Baby-Friendly USA.

In a time of pandemic, getting surgery approval can be a sweet sound for patients and families

April 14, 2020

Getting approved for a non-emergency surgery is very challenging during this time of coronavirus. But dangerous health conditions don’t stop because of a tiny virus. There are many patients for whom waiting indefinitely for their surgery is simply not a good option.

Micro-preemies' lives saved by UC Davis Children's Hospital transport team and NICU

April 10, 2020

Despite being delivered at only 24 weeks, the Headrick twins' care team was determined these boys would make it. 

A community shows gratitude – written large in chalk

April 7, 2020

Appreciation for UC Davis Health appearing in very public places.

UC Davis Health named to governor’s Task Force for COVID-19 testing

April 6, 2020

Associate Professor Nam Tran, who oversees UC Davis Health’s coronavirus testing efforts, is named to public-private partnership to ensure California boosts capacity for detecting COVID-19

Cancer does not take a break, even during COVID-19 pandemic

April 6, 2020

Diagnosed with cancer, Marlene Blake's surgery couldn't wait.

UC Davis Health trauma surgery team prepared for COVID-19

April 6, 2020

The Sacramento region’s only level 1 trauma center for adults and children remains committed and able to care for injured patients. 

UC Davis Health speeds up COVID-19 testing [video]

April 3, 2020

UC Davis ramps up COVID-19 testing with the region's only machine built for high-volume testing for patients of UC Davis Health.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Program receives highest national accreditation rating

April 2, 2020

The UC Davis Medical Center’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program recently earned accreditation as a Level 4 epilepsy center, the highest rating awarded by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).

March 2020

Child Life team chalks up hope in front of UC Davis Medical Center, Cancer Center

March 31, 2020

The UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team have penned words of encouragment in sidewalk chalk in front of entrances to the UC Davis Medical Center and Comprehensive Cancer Center.  

An unexpected thank you from the PICU/PCICU goes a long way

March 31, 2020

The Pediatric and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit recently reached out to the protective service officers in the UC Davis Medical Center with an unexpected thank you, and an even more unexpected candy basket in appreciation for all the extra support they have been giving patients and their families throughout the hospital.

Hospital updates visitation policy amid coronavirus

March 19, 2020

During this period of active respiratory illnesses, UC Davis Medical Center is restricting visitors.

Novel coronavirus FAQs for UC Davis Health patients and visitors

March 11, 2020

UC Davis Medical Center and all clinics throughout Northern California are open and serving patients. We have a list of frequently asked questions for patients and visitors who have concerns about novel coronavirus.

Make your next medical appointment a video visit

March 11, 2020

For many types of routine and specialty care appointments, a video visit through UC Davis Health is the ideal alternative to a traditional in-person appointment.   

Meet Bob Kiaii

March 11, 2020

Learn more about our new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, along with his goals for his team and their patients with complex diseases of the heart, lungs and esophagus.

Peregrine falcons return to med center nest

March 9, 2020

Last year, the livestream of the peregrine falcon family atop the UC Davis Medical Center roof left many viewers completely en-raptored. Now, rejoice and shake a tail feather – the live video stream is back for another season.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center launches new Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program

March 5, 2020

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center this week launched a new Adolescent and Young Adult oncology program. Patients will receive access to counseling and care that helps them manage the milestones and challenges that come with being a cancer patient at such a pivotal time of life.

UC Davis Medical Center has sufficient resources to deal with novel coronavirus

March 2, 2020

How UC Davis Medical Center is prepared to handle novel coronavirus