• A healing space

    18 days ago - By UC Irvine Health

    Things looked bleak when Debra Baker, 60, sat down at UC Irvine Medical Center with Dr. Alessio Pigazzi , professor of surgery, in January 2015. Baker, of Crestline, had been diagnosed with cancer of the appendix and had undergone surgery to remove the appendix, uterus and ovaries at another Orange County hospital. But the cancer spread, and surgeons referred her to UCI Health for additional treatment.
    The doctor and patient squared off - the start of a candid and honest relationship that, Baker says, saved her life.
    “He was straightforward,” Baker recalls. “He said, ‘This is serious. It's...
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  • UC Irvine Medical Center among America's Best Hospitals for 17th consecutive year

    UC Irvine Medical Center among America's Best Hospitals for 17th consecutive year

    18 days ago - By UC Irvine Health

    For the 17th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UC Irvine Medical Center as one of “ America's Best Hospitals .” The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients and this year highlights the excellence of UCI Health geriatric medicine and senior health services, ranking the specialty 49 th among similar programs nationally.
    “Inclusion among America's Best Hospitals for 17 consecutive years reflects the daily dedication of UCI Health physicians, nurses and staff to provide Orange County residents with accessible world-class...
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