Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis tours UCI Health – Irvine
April 13, 2023
Irvine, Calif. – California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis visited the construction site of UCI Health – Irvine as part of her tour of the UCI campus this week.
Kounalakis also stopped by the forensic exam facility managed by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity and toured the Mesa Court housing community. The visit to the UCI campus is part of her tour of colleges and universities throughout the state.
The $1.3 billion medical campus, under construction at the corner of Jamboree Road and Birch Street, will provide residents of coastal and south Orange County unparalleled expertise, leading-edge treatments and evidence-based care that only an academic medical system can offer.
It will feature the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care building, opening in 2024, and the Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care, opening in early 2024. The campus will complement the flagship UCI Medical Center in Orange and include a seven-story, 144-bed general acute care hospital, opening in 2025, with a 24-hour emergency department.