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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...

Teens should get the COVID-19 vaccine, a UCI Health pediatric infectious disease expert tells parents

Dr. Coleen Cunningham is chair of the UCI School of Medicine's Department of pediatrics and senior vice president for CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County.
May 17, 2021
Now that a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children ages 12 and older, parents should get their kids vaccinated, said UCI Health pediatric...

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

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 or download the app for iPhone or Android devices. For...

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