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UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center serves a 65,000-square-mile area that includes 33 counties and 6 million residents across Northern and Central California. The 619-bed acute-care teaching hospital maintains an annual budget of roughly $1.7 billion.

UC Davis admits more than 40,000 patients per year and handles nearly 1 million visits. The medical center’s emergency room sees more than 210 patients per day on average.

A message from the CEO: Advancing quality and safety

Dear Patients, Visitors, Friends and Colleagues,

Ann Madden Rice

Ann Madden Rice, CEO
UC Davis Medical Center
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Welcome to UC Davis Medical Center. Providing quality patient care in the safest manner is always our top priority, and I am gratified to share another significant achievement in this regard.

UC Davis Medical Center has enhanced its status among the nation’s elite clinical-care institutions by earning Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the world's largest and most prominent nurse credentialing organization.

Magnet designation is the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence, and serves as a benchmark for the quality of care patients receive. Only about 7 percent of U.S. hospitals carry the designation, and UC Davis is the 25th organization in California – and the only one in Sacramento – to earn it.

We continually look forward to building upon our strong performance in safe, quality care and high patient satisfaction. In late 2014 UC Davis Medical Center received a third consecutive Top Hospital designation from The Leapfrog Group, a respected nonprofit coalition of large U.S. employers and health-care purchasers. The award recognizes exceptional performance in critical areas of patient safety and quality, and UC Davis is one of only 12 U.S. hospitals to receive it for the past three years.  

Besides our dedication to continuously improving the health of our patients and our community, we are also proud to be making significant contributions to the Northern California economy. Studies show UC Davis Health System — our hospital, medical school, medical group and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing — is a major driver of economic prosperity in the Sacramento region and Northern California, generating more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and more than 20,000 jobs.

For every employee or dollar of output directly supported by health system operations, the Northern California economy gains an additional 1.1 jobs or $1.10 of output, respectively.

Thank you for seeking our expertise for your health needs — we value the confidence and trust you have placed in us!

May good health be yours,

Ann Madden Rice
Chief Executive Officer
UC Davis Medical Center