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Hospital acquisitions met with celebration, excitement

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at UCI Health ― Fountain Valley marks historic moment

March 28, 2024
uci health fountain valley leadership cut the ribbon marking the uci health acquisition of four community hospitals while blue and yellow confetti rains down
UCI Health leadership celebrate the successful acquisition of four
community hospitals with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and co-worker
gathering at UCI Health — Fountain Valley.

IN THE NEWS: This week, UCI Health celebrated the acquisition of four medical centers and their associated outpatient locations. The purchase will enable Orange County’s only academic health system to build on its commitment to improve health in communities by expanding access to care.

Beginning March 27, the team members at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital became part of UCI Health.

The Daily Pilot and other media covered the event, where UCI Health President and CEO Chad T. Lefteris addressed co-workers at UCI Health ― Fountain Valley.

“Together, we will transform healthcare delivery in Southern California. We will serve as an example to the nation, as we lead the intersection of academic and community healthcare. Together we bring the power of the brightest minds, innovations, cutting-edge research with a deep understanding of patient relationships and service from local physicians who are ingrained in these communities.”

The acquisition adds 858 inpatient beds that, when paired with the 459 licensed beds at UCI Medical Center in Orange, strengthens UC Irvine’s ability to meet the continually increasing demand for inpatient beds for a range of intensive and critical care needs.

More patients will have access to advanced therapies in the region’s largest and most diverse portfolio of clinical trials, ranging from cancer to neurosciences, digestive diseases, orthopaedics and internal medicine specialties. UCI Health has consistently placed in the top 10 for quality and safety among the nation’s leading comprehensive academic health systems and received the top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award from the Clinical Research Forum.

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