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  • $11.8 Million in Support from Gary and Mary West to Launch Geriatric Emergency Department

    Local philanthropists Gary and Mary West have provided $11.8 million to the University of California San Diego to create a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be housed within the Emergency Department at the future Jacobs Medical Center. The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit will…

  • New Model for Active Surveillance of Prostate Cancer Tested

    Urologists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. The evidence-based approach uses best practices to appropriately select and follow patients to avoid disease overtreatment. Results…

  • Study Shows Certain Gastrointestinal Tumors Associated with Higher Mortality

    Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined that certain gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are more deadly than previously reported in medical literature. Findings are published online in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

  • UC San Diego Health and Vantage Oncology Announce Cancer Care Collaboration

    UC San Diego Health and Vantage Oncology are collaborating to provide comprehensive cancer care services to patients in Imperial Valley. Through a joint venture, UC San Diego Health and Vantage will operate Imperial Valley Radiation Oncology. Patients will have access to advanced radiation technologies…

  • New Living Donor Option for Liver Transplantation at UC San Diego Health

    Nationally, more than 15,000 patients are waiting for a liver transplant. Approximately 6,300 persons each year will receive a new liver; 1,400 die waiting. In California, one in four listed for liver transplant will die before an organ becomes available. Fortunately, living donation is now a lifesaving…

  • Patty Maysent Named CEO of UC San Diego Health

    Patty Maysent has accepted the position as CEO of UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system. Her appointment was approved by the UC Board of Regents and will commence January 21, 2016.

  • Neurosurgeons Evaluate Precision Laser Treatment Of Brain Tumors at UC San Diego Health

    Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health have initiated a landmark, multi-center study to evaluate how the treatment of brain tumors using the NeuroBlate system, a minimally invasive, FDA-approved laser device, impacts the quality of life of patients.

  • UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare Announce Joint Liver Transplantation Program

    UC San Diego Health and Sharp HealthCare have formed a joint program to enhance liver transplantation service¬¬s in San Diego by combining resources, collaborating on research and expanding specialized liver care. The alliance is expected to strengthen clinical services for patients with end-stage…

  • UC San Diego and El Centro Regional Medical Center Expand Clinical Affiliation

    UC San Diego Health and the City of El Centro have entered the next phase of a comprehensive management services relationship with El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC). Under a new agreement, UC San Diego Health will provide strategic planning and management and consulting services to the ECRMC…