News in 2021

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UCI Health gastroenterologist recognized as Innovator of the Year

OC Business Journal awards
September 10, 2021
Dr. Kenneth Chang, gastroenterologist and executive director of the UCI Health Digestive Health Institute, has been named Orange County Business...

UCI Health nurse recognized by Oncology Nursing News

Christina Kirk, RN, standing outside UCI Douglas Hospital, has been named an oncology nurse champion.
September 02, 2021
Oncology Nursing News recognizes Christina Kirk, RN, AOCNP, as an Oncology Nursing Champion finalist. Kirk is a nurse practitioner with the UCI...

UCI Health stem cell transplant program saved a dad of four from an aggressive form of blood cancer

Sean Ramos, center, and his family pose at a Riverside park for a family portrait of this UCI Health bone marrow transplant patient.
August 20, 2021
IN THE NEWS: After undergoing chemotherapy and several other treatments, Sean Ramos' aggressive cancer returned. This led him to seek treatment at...

UCI Health nurse selected for American Academy of Nursing Fellow

sonia valdez dnp rn
August 16, 2021
The American Academy of Nursing announced its 2021 Class of Fellows. Among the 225 distinguished nurse leaders is Sonia Valdez, DNP, RN, post-acute...

COVID-19 infection during pregnancy heightens risk of preterm birth

August 11, 2021
IN THE NEWS: Expectant mothers with COVID-19 are 40% more likely to deliver their babies prematurely, according to a study co-authored by UCI...

UCI Health commercial wins Emmy award

August 03, 2021
The UCI Health commercial “Journey” won an Emmy Award in the Commercial – Single Spot category from the National Academy of...

UCI Medical Center among America’s Best Hospitals for 21 consecutive years

U.S. News & World Report 2021 Regional Badge
July 27, 2021
For the 21st consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCI Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals. The annual...

UCI Health earns hypertension certification from the American Heart Association

July 14, 2021
UCI Health has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification for its commitment to following...

JAMA study finds COVID-19 vaccine reduces infections among healthcare personnel

July 09, 2021
A new study published in JAMA Network saw a reduction of COVID-19 infection rates among healthcare personnel at UCI Health after receiving the...

UCI Health brings expertise and advanced care to south Orange County

UCI Health — Laguna Hills exterior
July 07, 2021
UCI Health is now offering south Orange County residents access to the clinical expertise and advanced care of the county’s only academic...

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