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Giving to UC Davis Health

Giving to UC Davis Health

Facts and Figures

UC Davis Health improves lives and transforms health care through excellent patient care, groundbreaking research, innovative interprofessional education and dynamic community partnerships.


Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H
Interim Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences
Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances

Lars Berglund, M.D., Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the School of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research & Vice Dean for Research

Colleen P. Clancy, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

Tim Maurice, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Chong Porter
Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations

Ann Madden Rice
Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Medical Center

Mark E. Servis, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine

David H. Wisner, M.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
Director of the Practice Management Board

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, full- and part-time 1,479
Residents and Fellows 900
Students 884
Staff, full- and part-time 10,509


UC Davis health research encompasses basic-science, translational and clinical studies, with an emphasis on collaboration and on improving health for individuals, communities and populations. Selected highlights:

Nearly 1,000 studies are underway in basic-science, translational and clinical research areas, funded by federal and state governments, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, private foundations and philanthropy. Some research strengths include:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence-based clinical care
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Human molecular genetics
  • Infectious disease
  • Injury and healing
  • Lifespan health
  • Neurosciences
  • Regenerative medicine

Some of our research partners include:




Innovative interprofessional education at UC Davis prepares the health care workforce of tomorrow with the skills and values needed to lead and change and improve health for all. Selected highlights:

  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UC Davis School of Medicine among the best in the country for primary care and research.
  • U.S. News also ranks the Betty Irene More School of Nursing at UC Davis among the nation's best for master's-degree nursing programs.
  • The new UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief leverages scholars and scientists in medicine, nursing and other disciplines to improve quality of life for 100 million chronic pain sufferers.
  • Faculty, alumni and community mentors prepare tomorrow's primary care physicians to help the underserved through special programs and tailored educational tracks such as Prep Médico, ACE-PC, Rural-PRIMESJV-PRIME and TEACH-MS. ACE-PC and Prep Medico are partnerships with The Permanente Medical Group.
  • Fall 2017 is the projected opening for the new Betty Irene Moore Hall, which will house the School of Nursing’s five graduate programs and support interprofessional health-science education.
  • For more than 40 years, UC Davis students have volunteered hundreds of hours a year in free community clinics delivering sensitive health care services for underserved populations.
  • The Center for Health and Technology provides medical and nursing students, clinicians, and health professionals a broad spectrum of opportunities for leading-edge telehealth practice, simulation education and distance-learning access.

Patient care

UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally renowned academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance health. Selected highlights:

  • UC Davis operates the only level 1 trauma center for both adult and pediatric emergencies in inland Northern California. 
  • U.S. News and World Report  ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the nation’s best in 11 medical specialties and the top-ranking hospital in the Sacramento metro area for 2017-18.
  • U.S. News has also ranked UC Davis Children's Hospital among the nation’s best in five specialties for 2017-18, including two in conjunction with partner Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California.
  • In U.S. News ratings for common types of care, UC Davis Medical Center rated high performing in multiple areas in 2017-18.
  • All UC Davis Medical Group primary care clinics are recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Patient-Centered Medical Homes, a designation that rewards primary care providers for quality, efficiency and innovation.
  • UC Davis Medical Center was again designated among the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, as well as a "Most Connected Hospital" by U.S. News.
  • Becker's Hospital Review ranked UC Davis Medical Center among the 100 Great Hospitals in America in 2017.
  • UC Davis Medical Center was granted multiyear Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in early 2014, considered the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence.
  • UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers the broadest range of pediatric specialty care in the region, with faculty physicians certified in more than 30 areas of pediatric medicine. In 2015 the hospital was the region’s first to add on-site fetal surgery. In 2016, it became the first hospital on the West Coast, and only the fourth in the nation, to earn verification as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center from the American College of Surgeons.
  • For the seventh consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Hospital, patient statistics (for year ending June 30, 2016)

Licensed beds 627
ER visits 79,475
Clinic/office visits 934,409
Admissions* 33,002

* Inpatient admissions; does not include 7,340 observation days.


Community engagement

UC Davis actively engages with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento, Northern California and beyond. Selected highlights:

  • As a major level I referral center, UC Davis Medical Center routinely cares for very sick patients with infectious diseases and plays an active role in protecting the community from outbreaks and pandemics. UC Davis experts work closely with federal and state authorities on infectious disease planning, surveillance, and hospital infection-control preparedness.
  • UC Davis partners with dozens of community organizations and events, including the popular Sacramento Republic FC professional soccer club and the California International Marathon.
  • The UC Davis Cancer Care Network unites several hospital-based cancer centers in Northern and Central California, offering patients leading-edge care in their own communities.
  • Thousands of child safety seats, bicycle helmets and life jackets are provided to area families in partnership with Kohl’s.
  • UC Davis trains health care providers, community college instructors, public safety and county health officers, local librarians, and the general public in using technology-enabled health care.
  • Thousands of community members attend free and low-cost community forums and lectures offered annually by UC Davis to increase health and science literacy.
  • UC Davis encourages high school, college and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to consider clinical, research and other allied health careers.

In 2016 alone UC Davis participated in, partnered with or sponsored nearly 250 different community events and programs.

Learn more about community engagement »