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UCI Health earns 14th consecutive "A" grade in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group

Grade A in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade from 2012 to 2021
April 29, 2021
UCI Health has received a 14th consecutive “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group’s biannual Hospital Safety Grade, which rates how well...

First LVAD recipient at UCI Health celebrates one-year anniversary

“I really feel that I’m still alive today to help other LVAD patients — to share my story and give them hope,” says Elizabeth Vayssie, Orange County's first LVAD recipient.
April 22, 2021
Elizabeth Vayssie is thriving despite the challenges of being Orange County’s first recipient of an implanted heart pump while a pandemic was...

Longtime UC Irvine supporters donate $5 million for integrative cardiology

Linda and Mike Mussallem have donated $5 million to UC Irvine to support integrative cardiology care and research at the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute.
April 13, 2021
Linda and Mike Mussallem donate $5 million to the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. The gift will support integrative cardiology...

UCI Health launches COVID-19 recovery program to address long-term effects

April 08, 2021
UCI Health has launched an outpatient treatment program to address prolonged COVID-19 symptoms and complications experienced by an estimated 10% to...

UCI Health researchers awarded $4.2 million to study rare, debilitating muscle disorder

Dr. Tahseen Mozaffar, director of the UCI Health ALS and Neuromuscular Center
April 07, 2021
UCI Health researchers are awarded $4.2 million to study a rare, debilitating muscle disorder that causes muscle weakness and severe disability in...

Registration underway for 2021 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge

UCI Health neurosurgeon Dr. Frank Hsu participates in the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge, an annual fundraiser for cancer research sponsored by the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
April 06, 2021
Register now for the 2021 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge at www.anti-cancerchallenge.org or download the app for iPhone or Android devices. For...

UCI to lead transfer of COVID-19 patient data for federal research

Dr. Dan M. Cooper, associate vice chancellor for clinical and translational science at UC Irvine
March 24, 2021
University of California hospitals, led by UC Irvine, have received a $500,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide...

Breakthrough device eliminates injuries during kidney stone removal

This force-sensor instrument developed by UC Irvine urologists and engineers eliminates ureteral injury during kidney stone removal.
March 22, 2021
UCI researchers have developed a game-changing instrument to prevent injuries when treating kidney stones through the ureter. The force-sensor...

Top hospitals have better GI cancer surgery outcomes, lower death rates, UCI study shows

Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen is a UCI Health gastrointestinal surgeon and chair of the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Surgery.
March 19, 2021
Patients are nearly 2½ times more likely to survive these complex gastrointestintal procedures at a ranked hospital than those whose...

Surviving ovarian cancer may depend on where you live

UCI Health gynecologic oncologist Dr. Robert Bristow has spent more than a decade studying why many poor women and women are less likely to survive ovarian cancer.
March 10, 2021
Geography is a factor in whether a woman receives the quality care necessary to beat ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cause of cancer death...

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