Facts and Figures
UC Davis Health System improves lives and transforms health care through excellent patient care, groundbreaking research, innovative interprofessional education and dynamic community partnerships.
Julie A. Freischlag, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences
Dean of the School of Medicine
David A. Acosta, M.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
Lars Berglund, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Colleen P. Clancy, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
Ann Madden Rice
Chief Executive Officer, UC Davis Medical Center
Tim Maurice, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas S. Nesbitt, M.D., M.P.H
Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Technologies and Alliances
Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Development and Alumni Relations
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 (Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015) Faculty and other academic personnel, full- and part-time 1,540 Residents and Fellows 879 Students 802 Staff, full- and part-time 10,302
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. Partners include:
- National Institutes of Health
- Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California
- VA Northern California Health Care System
- David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base
- California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- BGI, Siemens/PetNet and other private industry, venture capitalists and regional entrepreneurs
- California departments of Public Health and Health Care Services
- The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
- Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
- Colleges, schools and centers at UC Davis and other UC entities and academic institutions nationwide
- Philanthropic foundations and individuals
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.
- The health system is home to the university's new cross-disciplinary UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center, launched with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to help identify connections between environmental toxins and disease.
- UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center unites more than 200 scientists with $102 million in funds for 509 research projects to fight cancer through improved detection, better drug therapies and more effective treatments.
- The UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures has 10 ongoing or recently completed clinical trials using stem cells and 18 in the pipeline, and is home to Northern California's largest academic Good Manufacturing Practice laboratory for cellular and gene therapies.
- The UC Davis MIND Institute includes one of 15 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers funded through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
- Researchers at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis seek new solutions that put the individual and family at the center of care, improve health care systems and design policies to assure care is effective, efficient and responsive.
- 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 Center for Reducing Health Disparities is a leader and major stakeholder in an innovative effort to improve access to culturally and linguistically proficient mental health services in three underserved Solano County communities.
- For more than two decades, the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research has contributed to the evidence base on access, quality, outcomes and costs to inform health care reform and improve health outcomes.
- 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.
Nearly 1,000 basic-science, translational and clinical research studies are underway, funded by federal and state governments; pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; private foundations; and philanthropy. Some research strengths include:
- Cardiovascular health
- Evidence-based clinical care
- Health disparities
- Health policy
- Human molecular genetics
- Infectious disease
- Injury and healing
- Lifespan health
- Regenerative medicine
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.
- U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UC Davis School of Medicine among the best in the country for primary care and research.
- In its first year eligible for ranking in the U.S. News top graduate nursing schools, the Betty Irene More School of Nursing at UC Davis achieved top-50 status.
- UC Davis and The Permanente Medical Group are launching Prep Médico, a new initiative at UC Davis School of Medicine dedicated to building the next generation of physicians committed to advancing Latino health. The two health systems also collaborate in UC Davis' ACE-PC program, California's first accelerated three-year medical degree program.
- The School of Medicine's PRIME and TEACH-MS pathways partner with communities and local physicians to prepare students to practice in medically underserved rural and urban locales.
- In addition to an M.D. degree, 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.
- The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing offers five degrees through the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Graduate Degree Program: a Ph.D. and four master's degrees in leadership, nurse practitioner and physician assistant studies and an entry-level nursing program. The Master's Entry Program in Nursing, an accelerated program that prepares new nurses, opened for applications in late 2015.
- Nurses, physicians, 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.
- 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.
UC Davis Medical Center is a nationally renowned academic medical center where clinical practice, teaching and research converge to advance health.
- UC Davis operates the only level 1 trauma center for both adult and pediatric emergencies in inland Northern California.
- U.S. News ranks UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children's Hospital among the nation's best. The publication rated the medical center among the nation’s best in 10 medical specialties and the top-ranking hospital in the Sacramento metro area for 2016-17. The children’s hospital ranked among the nation’s best in five specialties, including two in conjunction with partner Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California.
- U.S. News and World Report also released ratings for common types of care, with UC Davis Medical Center rated as high performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD; colon cancer surgery; heart failure; hip replacement; knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery. UC Davis was also designated as high performing in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery in the medical specialties rankings. The hospital met expected standards of care for aortic valve surgery and heart bypass surgery.
- For the fourth consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center was named to The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2015. The annual award for meeting tough national quality and safety standards is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive a U.S. hospital can receive.
- 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.
- 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center, through the National Center for Reducing Asian American Cancer Health Disparities, has vaccinated more than 1,000 Asian Americans against hepatitis B to reduce liver cancer risk.
- For the fifth 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 (HRC) Foundation.
- 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 to its offerings.
Hospital, patient statistics
Licensed beds 627 ER visits* 78,800 Clinic/office visits* 944,189 Admissions* 40,684
* For year ending June 30, 2015
UC Davis actively engages with the diverse communities it serves in Sacramento, Northern California and beyond.
- 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.
- UC Davis encourages high school, college and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to consider clinical, research and other allied health careers.
- 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.
- The UC Davis Cancer Care Network unites four hospital-based cancer centers in Northern and Central California, offering patients leading-edge care in their own communities.
- UC Davis partners with community organizations and events, including the popular Sacramento Republic FC professional soccer club and the California International Marathon.
- Thousands of community members attend free and low-cost community forums and lectures offered annually by UC Davis to increase health and science literacy.
- In partnership with Kohl’s, UC Davis provided families with 1,126 child safety seats, 4,751 bicycle helmets and 96 life jackets over the past year.
- The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and AARP partnered to develop tutorial videos for family caregivers who manage complex nursing activities within their homes. The school also partners with more than 50 other community agencies and 150 clinical sites for its education and research programs.