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News in 2018

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Nearly 150 UCI Health doctors among 2019 Physicians of Excellence in Orange Coast magazine

Nearly 150 UCI Health doctors have been named 2019 Physicians of Excellence, more than that of any other health system in Orange County.
December 26, 2018
Nearly 150 UCI Health doctors have been named to the 2019 Physicians of Excellence list published in the January 2019 edition of Orange Coast...

UCI Health relaunches improved Patient Access Center

Kim Payne, director of the UCI Health Patient Access Center, and Dr. Nasim Afsar, director of Ambulatory Services, introduce the Zen-Zone standing work stations on Dec. 19, 2018.
December 21, 2018
UCI Health has relaunched its call center to deliver higher quality services to patients while ensuring a safe work environment. The call center...

UCI Health pet therapy program brings holiday joy to cancer patients

December 16, 2018
IN THE NEWS: ABC 7 highlights the UCI Health Pet Therapy Program. During the holiday season, therapy dogs dressed in festive attire are brought...

UCI Health Weight Management Program helps man lose 200 pounds

December 16, 2018
IN THE NEWS: 64-year-old Michael Bare tells OC Register about his journey to lose 225 pounds in four years through the help of the UCI Health...

UCI Health names Chad T. Lefteris chief operating officer

December 12, 2018
Experienced healthcare leader Chad T. Lefteris named chief operating officer for UCI Health

UCI Health earns five-star ranking for commitment to patient safety

November 15, 2018
The Patient Safety Movement has awarded UCI Health with the Foundation’s first-ever Five-Star Hospital ranking to an academic medical center....

UCI Health recognized as national Magnet hospital for nursing excellence

November 12, 2018
UCI Medical Center’s continued commitment to nursing excellence has earned it a fourth designation as a Magnet®-recognized hospital. It...

UCI Health earns ninth consecutive “A” grade in Leapfrog hospital safety report

November 08, 2018
UCI Health has received a ninth consecutive “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s biannual Hospital Safety Grade, which rates how...

UCI Health improves cancer screening by pairing colonoscopies with AI technology

October 18, 2018
IN THE NEWS: CBS News highlights UCI Health gastroenterologist Dr. William Karnes and his use of artificial intelligence during colonoscopies to...

New My UCI Health app to permit patients easy access to health information

October 11, 2018
UCI Health patients on the go now can download a free mobile app that will allow them to find physicians, request appointments, refill...