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Q&A: Comprehensive Care for Children with Spinal Cord Dysfunction

UC Davis Health physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Maya Evans, M.D., shares important health information for clinicians caring for children with spinal cord injuries and those with spinal cord dysfunction like spina bifida. Evans is an associate clinical professor at UC Davis Health and the medical director of the spina bifida program at Shriners Children’s Northern California. She co-wrote a paper on spinal cord injuries with pediatric rehabilitation specialist Loren Davidson, M.D.

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UC Davis Health Opens Sacramento’s First Rehab Hospital

UC Davis Rehabilitation Hospital is Sacramento County’s first freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Developed in collaboration with Lifepoint Rehabilitation, the 58,000-square-foot facility is equipped with leading-edge amenities and 52-beds, including a 12-bed brain injury unit and 3,100-square-foot physical therapy gym.

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First in California to Offer Life-Changing Therapy for DMD

A 5-year-old boy diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the first in California and fourth in the nation to receive groundbreaking gene therapy outside of clinical trials. The treatment, years in the making, brings hope to as many as 12,000 people in the U.S. who live with DMD.

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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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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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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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