News in 2020

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Anaheim fire paramedic who survives COVID-19 warns against New Years' parties

Grateful Anaheim paramedic Joe Aldecoa credits UCI Health for saving him from a life-threatening case of COVID-19.
December 31, 2020
IN THE NEWS: Anaheim fire captain Joe Aldecoa, who survived a life-threatening case of COVID-19, delivers a stern warning about attending New...

UCI Health sets up field hospital to handle surge of patients

December 22, 2020
IN THE NEWS: UCI Medical Center sets up a mobile field hospital in a parking lot to accommodate a surge of new COVID-19 patients. The medical...

The Leapfrog Group gives UCI Health 13th "A" grade in patient safety

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December 18, 2020
UCI Health earns 13th consecutive “A” safety grade from The Leapfrog Group

UCI Health receives COVID-19 vaccine

Respiratory therapist Vita Susin is the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at UCI Health
December 16, 2020
UCI Health receives first supply of COVID-19 vaccines and immediately begins giving it to frontline healthcare employees.

Can children play sports safely during a pandemic?

Dr. Susan Huang is medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention for UCI Health.
November 17, 2020
IN THE NEWS: Dr. Susan Huang, UCI Health medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention, tells the New York Times that children in team...

UCI clinical trials leader named ‘Giant of Cancer Care’

Dr. Susan M. O'Brien, an international reognized leukemia specialist, is associate director for clinical research at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
November 12, 2020
Dr. Susan M. O’Brien, associate director for clinical research for the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named a...

Antibody screening shows COVID-19 nearly 7 times more prevalent in O.C. than expected

A medically trained UCI volunteer collects a blood sample from a study participant at a drive-through antibody testing station in Orange County.
October 28, 2020
Testing Orange County residents for coronavirus antibodies shows that more than 11% been exposed to COVID-19, up from estimates of less than 2%....

UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge participants fund 15 grants

August 21, 2020
At UCI Medical Center, where physicians treat more people for skin cancer as inpatients than any other hospital in Orange County, studies are...

UCI Health — Newport Beach offers science-based integrative health

Shaista Malik, MD, PhD, associate vice chancellor for integrative health at the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences
August 18, 2020
UCI Health announces the opening of its latest Newport Beach location, which is dedicated to preventing disease and managing health by considering...

New UCI Health advanced care center to offer greater access to world-class care

Watercolor rendering of the UCI Health Center for Advanced Care
August 13, 2020
The University of California, Irvine is bringing world-class healthcare services to coastal and southern Orange County with plans to build the UCI...

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