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February 2019

New ER protocol would allow some infants with fevers to avoid painful tests

February 18, 2019

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers has identified a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers are at low risk of significant bacterial infections--a finding that has important implications for identifying cases in which infants may not need invasive medical care such spinal taps, antibiotics or hospitalizations.

Robot-assisted throat cancer surgery gets assist from novel optical device

February 8, 2019

For hard-to-reach tumors at the back of the throat, robots can assist surgeons to remove cancers in a less invasive way. But this high-tech approach has a drawback: the surgeon’s inability to assess through touch whether they’ve been able to get all of the cancer out.

UC Davis Health works to understand cystic fibrosis-related diabetes

February 7, 2019

Endocrinologist John Yoon is working toward understanding the root causes of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, which becomes more common for cystic fibrosis patients as they age. His research also has potential to help battle all forms of diabetes

January 2019

Addiction program breaks the cycle by changing mindsets

January 30, 2019

UC Davis Health's successful addiction counseling program treats patients in the emergency department while working to shift mindsets from a moral failing to a treatable disease.

Health care access expands for low-income patients in Sacramento region

January 28, 2019

UC Davis and Sacramento County partner to increase primary and specialty care services.

A national spotlight on a new approach to opioid addiction treatment

January 24, 2019

National news site Vox's 'Future Perfect' series highlights a unique ER-based program at UC Davis Medical Center.

Improved medication safety can help save lives, reduce costs

January 24, 2019

By participating in a national study aimed at developing better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely, UC Davis Medical Center has become a California leader in improving outcomes for high-risk patients.

More than 150 UC Davis Health physicians named "Top Docs"

January 11, 2019

Annual Survey by Sacramento Magazine highlights expertise in primary and specialty care delivery.

One-stop relief from acid reflux

January 11, 2019

UC Davis Health's Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery has established a Reflux Clinic to provide one-stop specialty care for reflux patients -- something no one else in the entire Sacramento region is doing.

UC Davis Health resident to attend prestigious military program for civilians

January 10, 2019

Internal Medicine/Psychiatry resident among select civilians to meet with military leaders.

Measles: What parents need to know

January 4, 2019

As measles makes its return to the U.S., Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis Children’s Hospital, shares some information you should know about the contagious disease and how to keep your children safe.

Top 15 foods you should be eating in 2019

January 4, 2019

New year, new diet, right? But which foods should we be eating in 2019 to optimize our health? We asked UC Davis Health experts which foods they recommend to help us all glean health benefits in the new year.

December 2018

Five facts families need to know about JUULing

December 28, 2018

It looks like a harmless USB flash drive, easily hidden in a school backpack or back pocket. But the JUUL, a slim electronic delivery device for nicotine, has become the e-cigarette of choice for many teens in the U.S.

Using antibiotics wisely

December 21, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, both in the U.S. and around the world. Learn how to be a part of the solution to preserve the life-saving power of antibiotics.

November 2018

Caring for vulnerable populations

November 28, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center launches testing for at-risk patients for hepatitis C and HIV in the emergency department.

UC Davis Health volunteers respond to Camp Fire evacuees' urgent need for medical care

November 21, 2018

Physicians, nurses and students from UC Davis Health are providing urgently needed medical care to survivors of the Camp Fire in Butte County.

Promising approach to curing spina bifida gets $5.6 million

November 21, 2018

California's state stem cell agency has awarded a $5.66 million grant to UC Davis Health researchers who are pursuing a promising approach to repairing the birth defect that causes spina bifida.

In memoriam: Clay Abajian

November 21, 2018

Clay Abajian, a registered nurse who worked at UC Davis Medical Center and as an nursing instructor at Sacramento State University,  died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 while volunteering his time as a mission assistant on an Angel Flight. He was 64.

Man legally blind for 10 years thankful for sight restored

November 19, 2018

Last year, Dazell Mallory could only see shadows and vague movements of objects placed inches from his face. Today, his vision is near normal and he can drive and play tennis, thanks to UC Davis Eye Center surgeon Jeffrey Caspar.

Shop Cyber-Smart

November 16, 2018

Many cyber-threats are avoidable. Learn how to shop online more safely from UC Davis Health's Information Technology Security Office.  

Delivering care at the South Pole Station

November 16, 2018

For John Rose, a professor of emergency medicine and director of Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Management at UC Davis Health, venturing outside of the National Science Foundation’s South Pole Station is an ordeal.

New UC Davis Children's Surgery Center now open

November 15, 2018

UC Davis Children’s Hospital opened its new Children’s Surgery Center, a 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art pediatric facility this week.

High-tech pill bottle cap sends electronic reminders

November 6, 2018

Some kidney transplant patients will soon participate in a pilot project to see if "smart" pill bottle tops that alarm, text and call when they've missed a dose helps them adhere to their complex prescription protocols.

Veterans Day Reception at UC Davis Health, Nov. 8

November 2, 2018

Join Veterans Employee Association representative Jim Marchetti and Professor of neuroradiology Arthur B. Dublin at this year's Veterans Day celebration, from noon to 1:30 p.m., 2nd floor breezeway, Education Building Nov. 8

UC Davis rehab team gives back to the community as part of annual PT Day of Service

November 2, 2018

 UC Davis Health Home Care Service rehabilitation team gives back to the community during PT Day of Service.

October 2018

UC Davis Health experts and patients featured in KVIE program on sleep

October 22, 2018

A documentary exploring the frustrations and health consequences of sleep disorders along with the perspectives of UC Davis Health sleep experts and their patients airs October 24 at 7 p.m. on KVIE, the region’s public television station.

Nursing excellence at UC Davis Medical Center again receives national recognition

October 19, 2018

This week, the American Nurses Credentialing Center announced that it has renewed the hospital’s Magnet® designation for another four-year term.

Putting patients first: UC Davis Medical Groups nationally recognized for continuous quality improvement and patient-centered care

October 17, 2018

Sixteen UC Davis Medical Group sites have received Patient-Centered Medical Home recognitions from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an organization that studies how well health plans and doctors provide scientifically recommended care.

Veteran outreach and self-identification event, Nov. 8

October 16, 2018

You served your country. You serve the University. Now, let us serve you. Sign on and be counted by attending an upcoming Vet Self-ID event or by completing an online form. 

UC Davis Health's clinical trials directory recognized among most innovative at global clinical research summit

October 16, 2018

The Clinical Studies website is a resource for those who may be interested in participating in research studies at UC Davis Health. Easy-to-understand language, sharing options and online sign ups among the popular features.

Changing hospital food one menu item at a time

October 8, 2018

First Farm-to-Fork dish for hospitalized patients launched at UC Davis Medical Center.

UC Davis Health and Health Net sign Medi-Cal primary care contract

October 4, 2018

Sacramento County Medi-Cal enrollees continue to have UC Davis Health's primary care as an option, thanks to an agreement with Health Net.

Wounded warrior research to improve traumatic brain injury and burn care

October 1, 2018

Better, more precise care for military personnel and civilians who suffer traumatic brain injury along with burns or other forms of trauma is in the work thanks to a new grant from Department of Defense that's been awarded toresearchers and clinical care specialists at UC Davis Health.

September 2018

Simmons named Interim CEO of UC Davis Medical Center

September 25, 2018

Brad Simmons, currently the chief operating officer of UC Davis Medical Center, will become the interim chief executive officer of the medical center, pending approval by UC Regents next month.

UC Davis Transplant Center milestone: 4,000th kidney transplant

September 21, 2018

Surgeons at the UC Davis Transplant Center reached a major milestone Wednesday night, when they completed the center’s 4,000th kidney transplant. Their patient, Pedro Chavez of Hanford, Calif., is doing well and is expected to be released from the hospital early next week. 

UC Davis Health's Medical Information team invited to share findings at EPIC national conference

September 5, 2018

Individualized, in-clinic training helps UC Davis physicians better navigate EHRs,and shows significant improvements in satisfaction, efficiency and after-hours work 

August 2018

UC Davis Medical Center Again Ranked One of California's Top Hospitals

August 14, 2018

U.S. News ranks the medical center among the nation's best in 11 specialties; No. 5 in California, and No. 1 in Sacramento overall for 2018-19.

UC Davis team recognized for national leadership in pulmonary embolism care

August 8, 2018

A team of UC Davis physicians and surgeons has been recognized for helping to launch a national effort to guide standards for treating pulmonary embolism, the third most common cause of death from cardiovascular disease in the U.S.

Sarcoma specialist chosen to lead orthopaedic surgery at UC Davis Health

August 1, 2018

UC Davis Health welcomes R. Lor Randall as the new chair of the UC Davis Department of Orthopaedic surgery. Randall is known for his compassion and expertise in treating and studying cancers of connective tissue in children and adults. 

July 2018

NIH renews UC Davis Health's clinical research work in neurological disorders

July 27, 2018

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced this week that it has renewed  UC Davis Health in Sacramento for another five years as one of just two locations on the West Coast for its NeuroNEXT Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials.

UC Davis among first to use highly sensitive test to quickly identify heart attacks

July 12, 2018

The new cardiac test is enabling UC Davis emergency medicine physicians to more quickly identify heart attack patients who come to the medical center with chest pain

Coming home: Nurse who received life-saving care as a child returns

July 9, 2018

The life-saving care Elizabeth Clifton received 30 years ago at UC Davis Medical Center inspired her to become a registerd nurse and educator. She's come full circle -- literally -- having returned to UC Davis to teach new nurses in the same room where she was treated for rare autoimmune disorder as a child.

June 2018

UC Davis Children's Hospital ranked among nation's best by U.S. News & World Report

June 26, 2018

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties in the new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

Bike month challenge stats are in, top-pedalling employees recognized

June 20, 2018

UC Davis Health employees who participated in the Bike Month Challenge in May

Fountain named Outstanding Cyclist for 2018

June 20, 2018

Mark Fountain, a biomedical equipment technician in Clinical Engineering, was named UC Davis Health's Outstanding Cyclist for 2018 at last month's Celebration of Cyclists at the West Steps of the Capitol. He was presented with a medal and a pair of coveted 2018 Bike Month socks.

UC Davis among first to use highly sensitive test to quickly identify heart attacks

June 15, 2018

Emergency medicine physicians at UC Davis Health will begin using the latest-generation cardiac troponin (cTn) test next week to more quickly identify heart attack patients who come to the medical center with chest pain.

'Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge' features the UC Davis ALS clinic

June 15, 2018

KVIE recently held a community preview of the documentary “Beyond the Ice Bucket Challenge” about the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Produced as part of the station’s Viewfinder series, the program features physicians and patients of the UC Davis Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic.

Good food is good medicine

June 14, 2018

Visitors and employees at UC Davis Medical Center are now able to enjoy locally sourced, healthy menu items in the hospital's café thanks to the inspired vision of the new executive chef, Santana Diaz.

Can watching pro sports on TV prevent crime?

June 12, 2018

The entertainment provided by televised sporting events has a significant effect on crime in Chicago, reducing the number of violent, property and drug crime reports by as much as 25 percent during the hours of a given game, according to a study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program. The study published in the Journal of Sports Economics in May.

Taste of the Mediterranean menu at the Pavilion Cafe and ACC, June 20

June 12, 2018

Get a taste of the Mediterranean on Wednesday, June 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pavilion
Cafe and the cafeteria in the Larry J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center!

Nationally prominent brain tumor specialist to lead neurological surgery at UC Davis

June 12, 2018

Renowned surgeon, scientist and educator Griffith R. Harsh IV has been selected as chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Julian R. Youmans Chair in Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He begins his new position July 1.

CPR training marathon at the Capitol helps share life-saving skills

June 8, 2018

Aimee Moulin and John Rose, UC Davis emergency medicine faculty members, were among the experts who taught CPR training workshops on the North Lawn of the state Capitol yesterday at an event organized by the California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Herman Hedriana appointed division director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

June 1, 2018

Herman Hedriana will focus on premature birth risk assessment, as well as prenatal diagnosis/screening, perinatal safety initiatives, prenatal diagnosis and  fetal ultrasound and management of labor.

May 2018

UC Davis cancer survivors - and survivors everywhere - to be honored at Sacramento Republic FC game

May 29, 2018

National Cancer Survivors Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 2 during the Sacramento Republic FC game at Papa Murphy’s Park against Orange County SC starting at 8 p.m.

New #WhatYouCanDo handouts guide providers, patients to help reduce firearm violence

May 25, 2018

The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program's What You Can Do initiative has developed two handouts: one for patients that discusses firearm violence risk and firearm safety strategies, the other for providers that guides them through the firearm violence risk assessment and counseling process.

Chancellor May appoints Lubarsky as Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of UC Davis Health

May 18, 2018

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May has appointed David A. Lubarsky to the position of vice chancellor of human health sciences and chief executive officer of UC Davis Health, which includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UC Davis Medical Center, and Primary Care Network. Lubarsky is the chief medical and systems integration officer with the University of Miami Health System, a position he has held since 2012.

UC Davis re-verified as level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons

May 18, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center has been re-verified as a level I trauma center, the highest level possible, by the American College of Surgeons, making it the only level I trauma center for both adults and children in inland Northern California and one of only two in California.

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial and UC Davis Health announce partnership

May 2, 2018

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is continuing to expand the care available to residents of San Joaquin and Sacramento counties with a first-of-its kind partnership bringing the world-class care of UC Davis Health directly to Lodi.

April 2018

UC Davis Medical Center Receives an 'A' for Patient Safety

April 24, 2018

UC Davis Medical Center has been awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The award comes from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based nonprofit that promotes health care quality and safety. Leapfrog announced today that UC Davis Medical Center was one of just 750 hospitals across the nation to earn an ‘A’ grade for the Spring 2018 rating period. The rating is based on hospitals’ performance in preventing medical errors, infections and injuries among patients.

UC Davis Health wins national award for sustainability and waste reduction

April 20, 2018

In recognition for achievements in sustainability and waste reduction, UC Davis Health has received a Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

Violence Prevention Research Program releases #WhatYouCanDo to help reduce gun violence

April 6, 2018

A new website shows doctors, nurses and other health care providers what they can do to stop gun violence.

Primo "Lucky" Lara named UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Director

April 3, 2018

Primo Nery Lara, Jr. has been named director of the National Cancer Institute-designated UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, leading a team of more than 300 scientists with an estimated $90 million in annual research funding and a clinical enterprise that serves more than 10,000 adult and pediatric patients throughout the region every year.

March 2018

UC Davis Medical Center again named LGBTQ healthcare leader

March 27, 2018

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organization, has named UC Davis Medical Center a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” in its 2018 Healthcare Equality Index report.