UC Davis Medical Center has ranked as one of the nation’s best hospitals for 2014-15 in 10 adult medical specialties by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, released July 15, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the most serious and challenging injuries and illnesses.
“The results of the U.S. News & World Report survey reflect the excellence and compassion of everyone here who cares for our patients,” said Ann Madden Rice, chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center.
UC Davis ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 10 adult medical specialties and also was designated as high-performing in the diabetes & endocrinology and gastroenterology & GI surgery categories.
For 2014-15 rankings, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 144, or 3 percent, of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.
Recently U.S. News also ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best in four pediatric subspecialties: orthopaedics, nephrology, neonatology and urology.
Robert and Star Pepper believe that true healing occurs best with adequate space to rest mind, body and spirit.
This applies to everyone involved in the healing process – patients, their loved ones and the health professionals treating and guiding them.
“You may need a creative solution to a challenging medical problem, which is best done when the mind is taken away from daily activity and you’re able to meditate and think,” explained Robert Pepper, a semiconductor pioneer and retired CEO of Sacramento-based Level One Communications.
The Peppers created a place for such contemplation at the UC Davis Medical Center through a donation for the Battistella Meditation Room/All Faith Chapel. The space is a tranquil refuge in the heart of the bustling teaching hospital, which treats the most serious and complex illnesses and injuries.