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- Use, download or print material from this site for commercial use such as selling, creating course packets or posting information on another website.
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Commitment to quality and safety
UC Davis Medical Center is accredited by the The Joint Commission. The commission is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of safety and quality of care in all health-care settings, and its accreditation is recognized within the health-care industry as a symbol of quality. UC Davis Medical Center demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to provide safe, high-quality care and a willingness to be measured against the highest standards of performance.
If you have any concerns about your care or safety at UC Davis Medical Center that has not been addressed to your satisfaction, you are encouraged to contact medical center management through our Patient Relations department at