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UCI Health earns Maternity Honor Roll Award

UCI Health Maternity Honor Roll 2021 certificate
September 21, 2021
For the third consecutive year, UCI Health has received the 2021 Maternity Honor Roll Award from the California Health and Human Services (CHHS)...

Modern Healthcare names UCI Health physician among top diversity leaders

September 20, 2021
Modern Healthcare has named Dr. Charles Vega among top Diversity Leaders to Watch in 2021 in its annual review of the healthcare industry’s...

The UCI School of Medicine dean shares why you should get the COVID-19 vaccine

September 18, 2021
IN THE NEWS: Dr. Michael J. Stamos, dean of the UCI School of Medicine, wrote an opinion article for the LA Times’ Daily Pilot highlighting...

UCI Health Family Health Centers earn recognition for improving health in underserved populations

September 15, 2021
UCI Health Family Health Centers in Santa Ana and Anaheim have provided much-needed care to Orange County’s most vulnerable population for...

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...

Stem cell transplant saves dad of four from aggressive 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...