Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis tours UCI Health – Irvine

April 13, 2023
california lieutenant governor eleni kounalakis in orange safety vest with group of people walking and touring the uci health irvine campus under construction
California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, second from right, tours the
construction site for UCI Health — Irvine.

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.

aerial view of the new uci health irvine medical campus in irvine california, now under construction
Aerial view of the UCI Health – Irvine medical campus looking north with the new seven-story hospital rising in the foreground.

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.

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