Facts and Figures
UC Davis Health System is committed to discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality care to our community. Our ultimate goal is to advance health both in our local community and around the globe.
Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.
Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
James E. Goodnight Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Director of the Practice Management Group
School of Medicine
Tim Maurice, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer, Health System
Frederick J. Meyers, M.D., M.A.C.P.
Executive Associate Dean, School of Medicine
Chief Information Officer, Health System
Thomas Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances, Health System
Associate Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations
Ann Madden Rice
Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Medical Center
Heather M. Young, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Nursing
Dean, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
Faculty, staff and students
School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
and Medical Center
Faculty and other academic personnel 1,342 Residents and Fellows 882 Students 817 Staff 9,077
UC Davis Health System creates a healthier world through bold innovation. Conducting collaborative, high-impact research in basic, translational and clinical sciences is central to achieving its mission of improving lives and transforming health care. Partners include:
- National Institutes of Health
- Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California
- Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System
- California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- China-based BGI, an international genome-sequencing institute
- Private industry, venture capitalists and regional entrepreneurs
- California departments of Public Health and Health Care Services
- UC Davis units, including the College of Biological Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Veterinary Medicine, California National Primate Research Center, and the Center for Comparative Medicine
Major areas of research growth include some of the health system's most innovative programs, which focus on improving individual, family, community and population health.
- UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center unites 188 scientists with $122 million in funds to fight cancer through improved detection, better drug therapies and more effective approaches to treatment.
- UC Davis emergency medicine physicians are nationally recognized for leading multicenter research that develops new standards of care for treating children at emergency departments.
- The Clinical and Translational Science Center, advances laboratory findings into new treatments for patients, engages communities in clinical research efforts and leverages its network of scholars to educate the next generation of clinicians and scientists.
- World-renowned scientists at the UC Davis MIND Institute are committed to finding better treatments and cures for autism, fragile X and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- The new Center to Advance Cognitive Health and Healthcare in Older Latinos responds to the burden of Alzheimer's disease and other age-related cognitive impairments faced by older Hispanics, their families and loved ones.
- Researchers at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing apply the science of nursing to improve health and reshape health-care delivery, with emphasis on aging populations, rural health and diverse communities.
- Groundbreaking research from the Institute for Population Health Improvement has identified ways to eliminate duplicate veterans' care costs and contributed to the Institute of Medicine's report on how to improve access and care for veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome.
- The National Institute on Aging has funded the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center for more than 20 years in its work to identify the causes and course of cognitive aging and dementia.
- UC Davis has 12 ongoing clinical trials focused on testing the benefits and potential of stem cell therapies.
Nearly 1,000 basic science, translational and clinical research studies are under way, funded by federal and state governments; private foundations; pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; and philanthropy. Research strengths include:
- Cardiovascular health
- Evidence-based clinical care
- Health disparities
- Health policy
- Human molecular genetics
- Infectious disease
- Injury and healing
- Stem cell therapies
UC Davis Health System is a leader in providing tomorrow's health-care workforce with the skills and values needed to improve health for all. Through its School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, master's programs in public health and health informatics, and other key teaching programs, UC Davis promotes an educational environment that encourages and supports diversity.
- U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the medical school among the best in the country for primary care and research.
- Physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals in the region have access to lifelong learning with more than 300 seminars, workshops, onsite hospital tutorials, distance learning, online classes, special lectures and medical grand rounds.
- The inaugural class at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduated in 2012 with master's degrees in Nursing Science and Health-care Leadership. Students are fully funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
- The School of Medicine offers fully accredited master's degree programs in health informatics, public health and clinical research, and an M.D.-Ph.D. program for physician-scientists. Faculty members teach interns, residents, fellows and graduate students in programs across campus.
- For more than 35 years, UC Davis students have volunteered hundreds of hours a year in free community clinics delivering sensitive health-care servcies for under-served populations.
- With a focus on improving access and quality of care in the Central Valley and rural communities, the School of Medicine's PRIME (Programs in Medical Education) and TEACH-MS initiatives partner with communities and local physicians to prepare students to practice in underserved, sparsely populated locales.
- Applicants to the School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing participate in team-oriented, interactive, problem-solving admissions interviews to better identify future health-care leaders and engaged providers.
UC Davis actively engages with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento, Northern California and beyond.
- As an engine of prosperity fueling the economies of the Sacramento region and Northern California, UC Davis Health System generates more than 20,000 jobs and more than $3.4 billion a year in economic output.
- Through the Communities and Health Professionals Together program, new physicians and nursing students work with disadvantaged neighborhoods to build healthy communities while learning how to be effective child advocates.
- UC Davis is part of national initiatives to improve lives, including the Association of American Medical Colleges' Best Practices for Better Care and the White House's Joining Forces.
- UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's WeCARE! Community-Based Cancer Peer Navigator program matches newly diagnosed patients with specially trained cancer survivors who provide information and compassionate support.
- UC Davis plays a key role in advancing technology-enabled health care in California. Its training program increases understanding of health-rated broadband applications for health-care providers, community college instructors, public safety and county health officers, local librarians and the general public.
- The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's outreach programs for high school, college and graduate students encourage youth from diverse backgrounds to seek clinical and research careers.
- As a key partner in the Sacramento CARES Clinic, the largest HIV/AIDS nonprofit clinic in the region, UC Davis assists in providing comprehensive services at the clinic to more than 2,000 people each year.
- UC Davis is an integral part of the region's emergency preparedness and response network, advising advising agencies and taking the lead in responding to bioterrorism and mass-casualty events to ensure public safety. Trauma prevention specialists also partner with firefighters, law enforcement and other groups to reduce preventable injuries, accidents and violence.
- The UC Davis Cancer Care Network unites four hospital-based cancer centers in Northern and Central California, offering patients first-rate, leading-edge care in their own communities.
- The National Center for Reducing Asian-American Cancer Health Disparities at UC Davis is the only national center for Asian Americans that the National Cancer Institute has designated to develop targeted cancer awareness and prevention programs for disproportionately affected populations.
- Thousands attend free and low-cost community forums and lectures offered annually to increase health and science literacy, including Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing events that shape the future of nursing and the Stem Cell Dialogues which educate the public on emerging regenerative therapies for disease and injury.
Expansion of UC Davis' Sacramento campus over the past two decades has created a vibrant, modern academic community spread across more than 140 acres. Major educational, research and patient-care facilities house innovative programs that improve the health of Californians and others around the world. Facilities on the Davis campus enhance biomedical research and graduate education.
- As part of a partnership with BGI, the world's largest genome sequencing institute, UC Davis is constructing a 9,500-square-foot facility taht will facilitate large-scale genome sequencing and functional genomics programs. The initial focus will be on food security, human and animal health and wellness, biodiversity, and environmental health.
- In 2012, the 46,000-square-foot UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center expansion opened, co-locating adult and pediatric programs.
- The new $35 million Center for Health and Technology is a hub of high-speed telecommunications for medical consultations, distance education and training, critical care and emergency services. The center also features clinical-simulation training suites and broadcast-production capabilities.
- The health system's partnership with PETNET Solutions, and the Northern California PET Imaging Center includes development of a unique facility for research, training and the commercial production of radiopharmaceuticals used in positron emission tomography for diagnosing and treating disease.
UC Davis Health System provides person- and family-centered care, offering access to the latest discoveries and best treatments for patients in Northern California and around the globe.
- UC Davis operates the only Level 1 trauma centers for both adult and pediatric emergencies in inland Northern California, as re-verified by the American College of Surgeons in 2012.
- A leader in defining innovative uses for technology to transform health and health care, UC Davis provides expertise in more than two dozen clinical specialties using telehealth technology to reach patients and health-care providers throughout the state.
- The state-of-the-art, family-centered Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit received the 2012 Excellence in Life Support Award from the international Extracorporeal Life Support Organization for providing superior advanced-life-support and monitoring capabilities.
- U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Children's Hospital among the nation's best and UC Davis Medical Center among top hospitals in cancer, and number one in the Sacramento region with several high-performing specialties.
- UC Davis Medical Center is a leading referral center for the most seriously injured or ill patients, and the most medically complex cases, in a region covering 33 counties, more than 65,000 square miles and 6 million residents.
- A national leader in information technologies, UC Davis Health System was named among the nation's "Most Wired" health-care institutions and a "Most Connected Hospital" in 2012. The health system's full implementation of electronic medical records enhances patient safety and quality care, and enables its physiciians to share crucial patient information with other community health systems.
- In 2012, the National Cancer Institute named UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center the 41st "comprehensive" cancer center in the U.S. The designation recognizes the center's research excellence, technological innovation, and full range of patient care services, outreach and education.
- The nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization recognized UC Davis Medical Center for the second year in a row as a Leader in Healthcare Equality.
Hospital, patient statistics
Licensed beds 619 ER visits* 61,037 Clinic/office visits* 888,632 Admissions* 31,450
* For year ending June 30, 2012