Leadership | UC Davis Medical Center | UC Davis Health

A Message From Our Chief Administrator

We’re glad you’re interested in UC Davis Medical Center. We provide high-quality, person-centered care as our priority every day, for every patient. I am proud of our consistently strong performance in this regard, year after year.

In its 2024-25 survey, U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation’s best hospitals in eight adult medical specialties, including cancer; cardiology, heart & vascular surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; and pulmonology & lung surgery. We also ranked as high-performing in gastroenterology & GI surgery.

Mike Condrin
Michael Condrin – System Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrator for UC Davis Medical Center

We were recognized as the No. 1 hospital in the Sacramento area, and among the top 10 in California.

U.S. News also rates the performance of hospitals in many common procedures and conditions. UC Davis Medical Center ranked high-performing (the highest rating possible) in back surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); colon cancer surgery; gynecological cancer surgery; heart attack; heart failure; hip fracture; kidney failure; leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma; lung cancer surgery; pneumonia; prostate cancer surgery; stroke; and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

In pediatric care, U.S. News included UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top children’s hospitals in three pediatric specialties in its most recent rankings (for 2023-24), including diabetes & endocrinology, nephrology, and together with partner Shriners Children’s Northern California, orthopedics.

UC Davis Medical Center has also earned the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence: Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Less than 10 percent of U.S. hospitals typically achieve this designation from the world’s largest and most prominent nurse credentialing organization.

Along with patient safety and quality care, equity and inclusion are top priorities at UC Davis. An example: for a decade, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as a LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader in the Healthcare Quality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) civil rights organization.

We’re honored to be nationally recognized for our commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, their families and our employees. The excellence and compassion of everyone who cares for our patients is reflected in each of these recognitions.

Thank you for seeking our expertise for your health needs — we value the confidence and trust you have placed in us!

May good health be yours,

Michael Condrin
System Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrator for UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center Leadership
  • Michael Condrin, M.B.A.

    System Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrator for UC Davis Medical Center

    Condrin’s responsibilities include all inpatient care for UC Davis Health, including UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital, an acute care academic medical center providing a full range of inpatient acute and intensive care, and a full complement of ancillary and support services. 

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  • Joseph M. Galante, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.

    Chief Medical Officer, UC Davis Medical Center

    Galante has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including leading and directing the professional portion of the medical center’s clinical delivery system. He serves as liaison between the hospital, school of medicine and the self-governed medical staff, and is the senior officer for patient safety and quality at UC Davis Medical Center.

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  • Noel Sousa

    Interim Chief Financial Officer, UC Davis Health

    Sousa oversees Financial Planning, Decision Support and Operations, Health Information Management, Patient Access and Financial Services, Facilities Planning and Development, and Financial and Business Management for the schools of health.

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  • Christine Williams, R.N., M.S., C.N.S.

    Chief Nursing Executive, UC Davis Health

    Williams has 33 years of nursing and nursing leadership experience with expertise in clinical care, quality management, program development, patient throughput, and system development.

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