Commitment to quality and safety
Few personal decisions seem as important as finding quality health care that you can be confident in and comfortable with.
In the links below you'll find highlights and information about quality and safety measures, patient satisfaction ratings and outside recognition for UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis Medical Group and the overall UC Davis Health System.
Our health system makes an extraordinary commitment to providing safe, high-quality care, and we are routinely measured against strict standards. We perform well in evaluations and comparisons by a wide variety of observers, including government agencies, nonprofit organizations, industry groups and the news media.
As an academic health center, we undergo this scrutiny while:
- treating very highly acute, complex and rare cases
- creating medical breakthroughs and pioneering new treatments that save and improve lives
- teaching others about the effectiveness of these advances
- helping to improve the breadth and quality of care in other hospitals
- increasing access to comprehensive, culturally appropriate care for underserved populations
- reducing health disparities and raising awareness about the social determinants of health
- educating the next generation of health professionals and leaders, and
- leading efforts to transform and improve the delivery of care.
UC Davis Health System routinely conducts surveys and studies to gauge performance and identify areas for improvement. Medical center staff also encourage patients to "speak up" at any time with questions and concerns. However, if you ever have any concerns about your care or safety at UC Davis Medical Center that have not been addressed to your satisfaction, you are also encouraged to contact medical center management through our Patient Relations department at 916-734-9777 or 800-305-6540.
The center of the health-care team is not the primary care physician, a primary nurse or a medical specialist — it is you, the patient!
UC Davis Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing safety and quality in U.S. health care.
Quality and safety measures
UC Davis Medical Center voluntarily participates in a number of public reporting initiatives and efforts that focus on quality of care and patient safety.
Patient and community satisfaction
Patient satisfaction is vital to our mission of discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. The medical center has earned multiple Consumer Choice Awards as the region's top hospital in overall quality and image.
UC Davis Health System is proud to have earned accolades and recognition by virtue of its medical excellence and significant health-care contributions.