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News in 2021

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Unmatched for excellence

Orange Coast Magazine Top Docs Mayorga cover
December 30, 2021
UCI Health is home to 187 doctors who have been named 2022 Physicians of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association, more than any other...

UCI Health and UC Investments team up to advance solutions for healthcare challenges

December 16, 2021
UCI Health and UC Investments today jointly announced creation of a $50 million fund to invest in healthcare innovation and digital health to...

UCI Health reflects on the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 vaccine

Respiratory therapist Vita Susin was the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at UCI Health
December 13, 2021
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare personnel and, eventually, the public. On Dec....

Type O blood shortage

December 13, 2021
The nation continues to face a blood shortage and the UCI Blood Donor Center is in dire need of blood donations. All blood types are needed, but...

U.S. News & World Report Names UCI Health a High Performing Hospital for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

December 07, 2021
UCI Health earned a ‘High Performing’ rating, the highest rating available, in Best Hospitals for Maternity Care (Uncomplicated...

UCI Health brings in-home medical care to southern California residents

UCI Health DispatchHealth medical teams provide in-home, same-day care.
November 18, 2021
UCI Health has partnered with DispatchHealth, the nation’s first comprehensive in-home medical care provider, to provide patients with...

UCI Health is the first in Orange County to offer new treatment option for severe COPD

November 16, 2021
UCI Health interventional pulmonologists have begun a new procedure for treating severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that is...

UCI breaks ground on new Irvine hospital, medical complex

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman speaks at the official groundbreaking of the new $1.3 billion UCI Medical Center — Irvine.
November 16, 2021
UCI Health and the University of California, Irvine have broken ground on a new medical complex at the north end of the Irvine campus. The $1.3...

UCI Health nationally recognized with an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Leapfrog Fall 2021 Hospital Safety Grade A
November 10, 2021
UCI Health received its 15th consecutive “A” in the fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction recognizes a...

Ralph and Sue Stern gift supports cancer care at new UCI hospital in Irvine

Ralph and Sue Stern
November 10, 2021
Longtime UCI Health donors Ralph and Sue Stern have expanded their legacy of lifesaving cancer care with another gift for a new cancer center to be...