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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

Dr. Ekamol Tantisattamo is a UCI Health nephrologist
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...

UCI Health acute care surgery units honored with Beacon Award for Excellence

July 02, 2021
UCI Medical Center’s inpatient acute care surgery units have earned the silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American...

UCI infectious disease researcher wins international prize for COVID-19 vaccine design

Philip Felgner, PhD, UCI infectious disease expert, wins international award for contributing to the design of COVID-19 vaccines.
June 24, 2021
UCI vaccine expert Philip Felgner, PhD, is one of seven scholars to win Spain's Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in...

Critical need for blood donations to ease nation-wide shortage

June 17, 2021
The nation is in the midst of a blood shortage and the UCI Blood Donor Center is in dire need of blood donations, especially Type ‘O,’...

UCI Medical Center named an age-friendly health system

Age-friendly Health Systems badge 2021
June 04, 2021
UCI Medical Center received the highest designation for excellence in caring for older hospitalized patients from the Institute for Healthcare...

Chao family gifts for UCI Health cancer care top $50 million

Architect's rendering of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care in Irvine
June 01, 2021
With its current gift, longtime UCI Health benefactors, the Chao family, have committed $50 million since 1995 to UCI Health toward advancing...

Game-changing technology pulverizes kidney stones

Super-pulsed thulium laser used on kidney stones.
May 20, 2021
UCI Health urologists have tested a new laser technology that can reduce even large kidney stones to dust, which can be easily suctioned or flushed...