About 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 billion.
A message from the CEO: Advancing quality, extending expertise
Dear Patients, Visitors, Friends and Colleagues,
Ann Madden Rice, CEO
UC Davis Medical Center
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 a significant achievement in this regard.
UC Davis Medical Center was one of just 90 hospitals nationwide to receive a 2013 Top Hospital designation from The Leapfrog Group, a respected nonprofit coalition of large U.S. employers and health-care purchasers. The award recognizes hospitals for exceptional performance in critical areas of patient safety and quality.
We continually look forward to building upon our strong performance in safe, quality patient care and high patient satisfaction. For example, we and other UC medical centers participate in a patient-safety program through The Joint Commission, the nation’s predominant health standards-setting body. We are among the more than 3,700 hospitals participating in the federal Partnership for Patients safety initiative as well.
We are also working to expand the reach and positive impact of UC academic health expertise through new partnerships, such as a new affiliation between UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and San Joaquin Community Hospital. The UC Davis Cancer Care Network also serves Northern California and the Central Valley through community cancer centers in Truckee, Merced and Marysville, and we extend our lifesaving expertise in a variety of other medical specialties to rural areas through telehealth.
Besides improving health, 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