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"" UC Davis Medical Center Among Nation's Five Best Environments For Nurses ""
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"" Summit, Lecture Series and Research Reflect Emphasis on Aging ""
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  VA Bestows Prestigious Award on Blaisdell  
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  Obstetric and Orthopaedic Units Move into Davis Tower  
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  New $9 million Center at UC Davis to Study Role of Environment on Autism  
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  New Associate Dean Named  
     
  Survival Rates Second Highest in the Nation For Pediatric ICU Patients  
     
  Pediatrics Team Launches Unique Clinic Targeting Kindergarten Readiness  
     
  UC Davis-Lawrence Livermore Collaborative Laboratory Established  
     
  New Chair of Medical Pharmacology Named  
     
  Chicano and Latino Medical Students From Three States Gather at UC Davis  
     
  Medical Student Wins Community Service Scholarship  
     
  UC Davis Launches Public Health Master's Program  
     
  UC Davis Joins National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research Group  
     
  Sugawara Pediatric Library Dedicated  
     
  $1 Million Gift Establishes Joe Tupin Professorship  
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Summer 2002 Issue
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SURVIVAL RATES SECOND HIGHEST IN THE NATION FOR PEDIATRIC ICU PATIENTS

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Children who are patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatric intensive care unit have a higher likelihood of surviving their illness or injury when compared with other PICUs in national benchmark data. In fact, UC Davis PICU's survival rate is higher than all but one of a select group of 32 PICUs located throughout the country. "The children we see in this unit are the most critically ill, and the care we provide tips the scale daily between life and death," said James Marcin, a UC Davis School of Medicine assistant professor and physician who tracks the unit's performance. "Our team – the doctors, nurses, therapists, child life specialists, dietitians and clergy – can be proud that the vast majority of our patients are able to go home to their families."

The Pediatric Risk of Mortality benchmark data, collected and managed by Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., comes from 32 pediatric intensive care units that represent both academic and non-academic, and nonprofit and for-profit units.

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