Message from the Chair
Mitchell Creinin, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics
Welcome to the University of California, Davis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Department is a leader in patient care as well as basic and clinical research and medical education. Most importantly, we are advancing how technology can help women with issues related to pregnancy, gynecologic disease and cancer. With advanced surgical techniques, including robotic surgery, our physicians are able to provide the most basic or the most complex care required based on the patient’s individual need. In fact, UC Davis was rated the #1 hospital for all gynecologic care in the Sacramento region for 2013 by the U.S. News and World Report.
The physicians and staff in our Department have a clear vision: to Empower Women to Achieve Healthier Lives.
Achieving this goal starts with providing the highest quality of care in the region. We want all women to know that “We Give Great Care,” and the data supports that fact. Based on published data from the California Department of Public Health, UC Davis has the lowest cesarean section rate amongst hospitals in the region that have the most sophisticated level of neonatal intensive care. Additionally, our patients have the highest breastfeeding rates amongst hospitals in the region that are open to any insurance plan. National quality indicators show that we have one of the lowest rates of severe tears during vaginal delivery as compared to all other university hospitals in the country. In gynecologic surgery, we have one of the highest rates in the country of ensuring all patients receive appropriate antibiotics before hysterectomy. Importantly, we provide this high quality care while performing large volumes of procedures. UC Davis provides more women with major gynecologic surgery than any other University of California hospital.
Our goal is relatively simple: the faculty and staff in the Department want UC Davis to be the only healthcare provider that women desire for obstetric and gynecologic services. To meet this challenge, our physicians maintain flexibility and commitment in order to provide the highest quality of care within the changing healthcare landscape. This care includes both basic well-woman care and specialist care. Our goal is to combine compassion and understanding so that each patient can feel confident that she is receiving the best care.
Our physicians and researchers have a long history of providing new treatments and training techniques for today’s and tomorrow’s healthcare leaders. The Department is part of the UC Davis telehealth network, with the ability to provide care remotely to women all over Northern California and the Central Valley, and throughout the world. A referral to a medical expert can just require going to your own doctor’s office to meet with a UC Davis Obstetric or Gynecologic specialist over a secure video system. Our specialists are also out in the community, working alongside the Department’s academic generalists with locations in the UC Davis Primary Care network offices, in addition to our main Sacramento office. Obstetrician-Gynecologists are available in Roseville, Folsom and Elk Grove, with expansion in 2014 to Davis and Auburn. Our goal is to make sure that every patient has easy access to exceptional physicians and health care services in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
As the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Davis, I am proud to lead as well as be a member of an extraordinary team of physicians, scientists, residents, fellows, and staff who take great pride in our promise to improve the quality of life for all women.
Mitchell Creinin, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology