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8/7/2017
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Patty Maysent, CEO

8/7/2017
UC San Diego Health has moved its electronic medical records (EMR) system to the cloud. The move to an Epic-hosted cloud environment is part of a long-term strategy to shift away from traditional data ...
7/31/2017
Imperial Valley Press

​Features Bryan Clary, MD

7/18/2017
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features UC San Diego Health

7/17/2017
TechCrunch

​Features UC San Diego Health

7/12/2017
Anesthesiology News

​Features Mark Wallace, MD

7/10/2017
UC San Diego Health has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, a publication of the American Hospital Association. The award recognizes hos ...
6/30/2017
Learn how to navigate online chats rooms to benefit your health, whether you’re looking for medical facts or emotional support, as well as how to protect your privacy while getting the information you ...
6/30/2017
How do hospital and health care ranking and assessment tools help consumers? We asked Chad VanDenBerg, Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer for UC San Diego Health to help clear up the confusion.
6/5/2017
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Joseph Ciacci, MD

5/4/2017
San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Kyle Edmonds, MD, and Cassia Yi, clinical nurse

4/24/2017
An Orange County resident is airlifted to UC San Diego Health in need of an emergency quadruple bypass surgery. Find out how technology and a multidisciplinary team saved his life when every second co ...
3/24/2017
Monica and Michail recently reunited with the UC San Diego Health liver transplant team to express their gratitude for the lifesaving care they received.
3/8/2017
Patients with drug-refractory epilepsy have a new treatment option at UC San Diego Health. Instead of traditional surgery, patients may be eligible for a novel technique that allows surgeons to target ...
3/1/2017
When Steve Larrabee fell 28 ft. from scaffolding, a friend below said he looked like Superman when he hit the dirt. Larrabee suffered a hand injury that has caused him pain ever since, but a spinal co ...
2/24/2017
Larry Smarr needed surgery. His surgeon performed the procedure twice: the first time on his virtual self. A look at the possible future of surgery.
1/18/2017
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can ...
1/4/2017
Meet Drew Renick, a triathlete who went home the same day he had his hip replaced. His surgeon, Scott Ball, MD, explains how joint replacements can now often be performed as outpatient procedures.
12/22/2016
This month UC San Diego Health experts discuss the HPV vaccine for boys, effective treatments for opioid addiction and when surgery is required for a hernia.
12/22/2016
Premature triplets help debut the new Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health — home to advanced care in cancer, surgery, and the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
12/21/2016
Pain relief usually starts in the drug store, where the options can be overwhelming. Joseph Ma, PharmD, shares a few questions to ask yourself when choosing a pain reliever or deciding when to see a d ...
12/14/2016
Modern hospitals are designed to aid healing in every possible space, from operating rooms and recovery areas to cafeterias and lobbies. One way is through art, and the new Jacobs Medical Center at UC ...
12/6/2016
Patients at the newly opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in command of their own experience by controlling room temperature, lighting, accessing their personal medical informat ...
11/30/2016
On November 4, 2016, surgeons at UC San Diego Health performed the region’s first combined heart-liver transplant (CHLT). During the 10-hour surgery, 54-year old Frank “Sonny” Taitano received a healt ...
11/17/2016
UC San Diego Health will open Jacobs Medical Center, a 245-bed medical and surgical specialty hospital, on November 20, 2016. Named in recognition of $100 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, ...
11/1/2016
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic provide the first evidence that the Hedgehog signaling pathway is central to the formation of gastrointestinal stro ...
10/11/2016
A surgical team at UC San Diego Health has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly bu ...