Facts and Figures
At UC Davis Health we're honored to improve lives and transform health care through excellent patient care, groundbreaking research, innovative interprofessional education, and dynamic community partnerships.
Nationally renowned UC Davis Medical Center is a leading referral center for the most seriously injured or ill patients and the most medically complex cases. Selected highlights:
- UC Davis Medical Center operates the only level 1 trauma center for both adult and pediatric emergencies in inland Northern California.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the nation's best in 10 specialties and the top-ranking hospital in the Sacramento area for 2019-20.
- U.S. News & World Report has also ranked UC Davis Children's Hospital among the nation’s best in five specialties for 2019-20, including two in conjunction with partner Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.
- In U.S. News & World Report ratings for common types of care, UC Davis Medical Center rated high performing in multiple areas in 2019-20.
- All UC Davis Health primary care clinics are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, a designation that rewards primary care providers for quality, efficiency and innovation.
- UC Davis Medical Center is one of the top six hospitals in California, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
- UC Davis Medical Center was granted Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), considered the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence.
- In fall 2018, our new and improved UC Davis Children’s Surgery Center opened. The new state-of-the art pediatric facility includes seven larger and more effectively designed operating rooms, a technologically advanced fleet of surgical equipment, and 24 pre- and post-op bays.
- For the ninth consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center was recognized as aLeader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in 2019 in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Hospital, patient statistics (for year ending June 30, 2018)
Licensed beds 625 ER visits 80,574 Clinic/office visits 908,542 Admissions* 34,763
* Inpatient admissions; does not include 7,188 observation days.
UC Davis Health research includes clinical, translational and basic-science studies, with an emphasis on collaboration and on improving health for individuals, communities and populations. Selected highlights:
- Of the nation's 1,400-plus cancer centers, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only eight California cancer centers designated “comprehensive” by the National Cancer Institute.
- The UC Davis MIND Institute includes one of 15 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers funded through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. UC Davis Health ranked first in the U.S. for NIH autism research funding in 2017, with more than $18 million.
- The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center received one of the nation’s largest NIH grants for Alzheimer’s research in 2017.
- The UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures has 44+ clinical trials using stem cells ongoing, planned or completed. The institute is part of the new Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network, a top-tier consortium to accelerate stem cell therapies for humans.
- UC Davis researchers have unveiled human images from EXPLORER, the world’s first total-body medical scanner.
- Units such as the Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Institute for Population Health Improvement and Center for Health and Technology help drive our work to improve health for all.
Nearly 1,000 studies are underway in basic-science, translational and clinical research areas, funded by federal and state governments, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, private foundations and philanthropy. Some research strengths include:
- Cardiovascular health
- Evidence-based clinical care
- Health disparities
- Health policy
- Human molecular genetics
- Infectious disease
- Injury and healing
- Lifespan health
- Regenerative medicine
External research funding:
Ten UC Davis Health departments ranked in the top 30 nationwide for National Institutes of Health funding in 2018.
Some UC Davis Health research partners:
- The National Institutes of Health
- Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California
- VA Northern California Health Care System
- David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base
- California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- California departments of Public Health and Health Care Services
- The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
- Private industry, venture capitalists and regional entrepreneurs
- Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) and Alameda County Care Alliance
- Other UC entities, nationwide academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and individuals
Innovative UC Davis interprofessional education gives the health care workforce of tomorrow the skills and values needed to lead change and improve health for all. Selected highlights:
- U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UC Davis School of Medicine among the nation's best for primary care and research, including the top 10 for primary care training.
- U.S. News & World Report also ranks the Betty Irene More School of Nursing at UC Davis among the nation's best for master's-degree nursing programs.
- Faculty, alumni and community mentors prepare tomorrow's primary care physicians to help the underserved through special programs and tailored educational tracks such as Rural-PRIME, SJV-PRIME/REACH, TEACH-MS, Prep Médico and ACE-PC. ACE-PC and Prep Medico are partnerships with The Permanente Medical Group.
- Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing alumni (406) surpassed current students (323) for the first time in 2018.
- For more than 40 years, UC Davis students have volunteered hundreds of hours a year in free community clinics delivering care for underserved populations.
- The Center for Health and Technology provides medical and nursing students, clinicians and health professionals a broad spectrum of opportunities for leading-edge telehealth practice, simulation education and distance learning access.
Faculty, staff and students:
School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and Medical Center Faculty and academic personnel, full- and part-time 1,526 Residents and Fellows 933 Students 1,009 Staff, full- and part-time 11,310
UC Davis actively engages with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento, Northern California and beyond. Selected highlights:
- UC Davis Medical Center plays an active role in protecting the community from infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics.
- UC Davis Health-administered statewide umbilical cord blood collection program was extended through 2022.
- UC Davis partners with dozens of community organizations and events, including the popular Sacramento Republic FC and the California International Marathon.
- The UC Davis Health Cancer Care Network unites multiple cancer centers to offer patients leading-edge care in their own communities.
- The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing partners with more than 350 clinical sites and community agencies for its education and research programs.
- UC Davis programs train providers, instructors, safety officials and others to use technology-enabled health care; offer community workshops to increase health and science literacy; encourage students from diverse backgrounds to consider health careers.
- For health, environment and economy, UC Davis Medical Center is the largest farm-to-fork production food service in the nation’s farm-to-fork capital.