Fast facts

UC Davis Medical Center

UC Davis Medical Center serves a 65,000-square-mile area that includes 33 counties and 6 million residents across Northern and Central California. The 627-bed acute-care teaching hospital maintains an annual budget of roughly $1.7 billion.

UC Davis admits more than 30,000 patients per year and handles nearly 1 million visits. The medical center’s emergency room sees more than 210 patients per day on average.


A message from the CEO: Advancing in quality, safety and equity

Dear Patients, Visitors, Friends and Colleagues,

Ann Madden Rice

Ann Madden Rice, CEO
UC Davis Medical Center
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Welcome to UC Davis Medical Center. Providing quality, safe and person-centered patient care is always our top priority. I am proud of our consistently strong performance in this regard, and am pleased to share some of our recent recognitions.

In its 2017-18 survey U.S. News & World Report ranked UC Davis Medical Center as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 11 adult medical specialties, including cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.

We were also recognized as the top hospital in the Sacramento area; as high-performing in the specialty of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; and as high-perfomring in several common types of procedures and conditions, including heart bypass surgery, heart failure, aortic valve surgery, lung cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery and abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.

U.S. News has also ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top children's hospitals in five pediatric specialties: diabetes and endocrinology; neonatology; nephrology; and, together with partner Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California, orthopedics and urology.

Becker’s Hospital Review named the medical center as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America again for 2017, putting us among the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. Similarly, the medical center received a recent National Research Corporation “Consumer Choice Award,” which reflects the trust that our patients and the Sacramento region have placed in us.

Along with patient safety and quality care, equity and inclusion are top priorities at UC Davis. For the seventh consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center was recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Quality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. We’re honored to be nationally recognized for our commitment to a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, their families and our employees.

The excellence and compassion of everyone who cares for our patients is reflected in each of these recognitions. Thank you for seeking our expertise for your health needs — we value the confidence and trust you have placed in us!

May good health be yours,

Ann Madden Rice
Chief Executive Officer
UC Davis Medical Center