Fast facts

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 in quality, safety and equity

Dear Patients, Visitors, Friends and Colleagues,

Ann Madden Rice

Ann Madden Rice, CEO
UC Davis Medical Center
Biographical Profile 

Welcome to UC Davis Medical Center. Providing quality, safe patient care is always our top priority. I am proud of our consistently strong performance in this regard, and am pleased to share some of our recent recognitions.

In its 2015-16 survey U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 10 adult medical specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology. We also were recognized as a “high performer” in four common procedures and conditions: heart bypass surgery, hip replacements, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The medical center also ranked as the top hospital in the Sacramento region, and best overall in the Northern Sierra.

U.S. News also ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top children's hospitals in five pediatric specialties: diabetes and endocrinology; neonatology; neurology and neurosurgery; and, together with partner Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California, orthopedics and urology.

The Leapfrog Group, a respected nonprofit coalition of large U.S. employers and health care purchasers, awarded UC Davis Medical Center with its Top Hospital designation for 2015. The award – given to just 62 hospitals – is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any U.S. hospital can achieve, and we have now received it for the fourth consecutive year. Top Hospitals like UC Davis have better outcomes, decreased length of stay, lower infection rates and fewer readmissions. The Leapfrog Group also awarded us an “A” grade on its fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score, considered the gold standard for ranking U.S. hospitals on the likelihood that patients will be free from preventable harm during their stays. I am proud of our physicians, nurses and staff who contribute to our robust continuous quality improvement and patient safety efforts.

Becker’s Hospital Review named the medical center as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2015, putting us among the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. Similarly, the medical center received a recent National Research Corporation “Consumer Choice Award,” which reflects the trust that our patients and the Sacramento region have placed in us.

Along with patient safety and quality care, equity and inclusion are top priorities at UC Davis. For the fifth consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center was recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Quality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. And we received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award for bariatric surgery, cancer and heart care. This award recognizes the country’s best health care institutions based on criteria that consider female perspectives on patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and hospital preferences. We’re honored to be nationally recognized for our commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, their families and our employees.

The excellence and compassion of everyone who cares for our patients is reflected in each of these recognitions. 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