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Ranked #32 nationally and rated high-performing in stroke treatment.

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Clinical Science

NIH Grant Extends Study of Healthy Aging in African Americans

Researchers at UC Davis Health and Kaiser Permanente Division of Research have received a $24 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, to continue the Study of Healthy Aging in African Americans (STAR) for an additional five years. STAR, which launched in 2017, follows a group of approximately 750 older adults to understand how behaviors and lifestyle may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for Black and African Americans.

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Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

The Parkinson’s Foundation has designated the UC Davis Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration as a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. This prestigious national recognition highlights exceptional care and research. The center is one of 54 worldwide to receive the prestigious designation. 

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Neurosurgeon Recognized for Research on Spinal Cord Injury

A research paper by Kee Kim, M.D., chief of spinal neurosurgery at UC Davis Health, has been named the '2023 Top Spine Paper of the Year' by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The paper titled, “Acute Implantation of a Bioresorbable Polymer Scaffold in Patients With Complete Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury: 24-Month Follow-up From the INSPIRE Study” was published in the journal Neurosurgery. The award recognizes his contributions to a clinical trial conducted at hospitals nationwide, including UC Davis Medical Center.

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Awards and Recognitions
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Ranked among the nation’s best hospitals

A U.S. News & World Report best hospital in cancer, cardiology, heart & vascular surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ENT, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and pulmonology & lung surgery.

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Nationally ranked #32

Our renowned neurologists specialize in treating Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, movement disorders, neuromuscular conditions, headache and sleep disorders while providing leading-edge diagnostic approaches, including advanced neuroimaging technologies.

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Ranked high-performing in stroke treatment

U.S. News & World Report rated UC Davis Medical Center high performing in stroke treatment.

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Dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care

For reaching an aggressive goal of treating patients to core standard levels of care for 2 consecutive calendar years or more, with demonstrated compliance to an additional level of quality.

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Level 4 epilepsy center

UC Davis Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is a member of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers and is a self-designated Level 4 Epilepsy Center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

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Ranked among the nation’s top performers

UC Davis Medical Center received Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for 2024, placing us among the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance. We also received accolades for high-quality patient care, known as Specialty Excellent Awards, in five areas including cardiac, neurosciences, gastrointestinal, critical care and pulmonary specialties.

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Recognized as a great hospital in America

UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals by the 2023 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Great hospitals in America” list.

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Recognized as a hospital with a great neuroscience and spine program

The hospitals and health systems highlighted in Becker’s list are renowned for their excellent outcomes, leading surgical techniques and leading-edge research.

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The nation’s highest nursing honor

UC Davis Medical Center has received Magnet® recognition, the nation’s highest honor for nursing excellence.

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Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital

Ranked Sacramento’s #1 hospital by U.S. News, and high-performing in COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, hip fracture, hip replacement, kidney failure, leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, TAVR, uterine cancer surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and orthopedics.

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