The Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center located at University of California, San Diego Health System has been named among “100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a business and legal news publication for hospital and health system leadership.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to promote driving safety in older adults.
UC San Diego Health System is collaborating with Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to pilot the 2net Platform and Hub for remote patient monitoring. Qualcomm Life’s innovative 2net™ technology collects patients’ clinical information from wireless medical devices and transmits it to UC San Diego Health System physicians, to supplement information already available.
Gain some flavorful food insights in Food for Thought: Healing Foods to Savor, authored by nutritional experts at University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center. All proceeds benefit the UCSD Healthy Eating Program.
UC San Diego Medical Center-Hillcrest is one of the first five facilities in the country, and the only center in San Diego County, to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC), the newest level of certification for advanced stroke care awarded by The Joint Commission. This certification recognizes the significant differences in resources, staff and training that are necessary for the treatment of complex stroke cases.
A multidisciplinary team from the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at University of California, San Diego Health System has performed its 100th lead (pronounced “leed”) extraction surgery, a delicate procedure to replace the thin wiring of lifesaving heart devices such as pacemakers or implantable defibrillators (ICDs). The collaborative program, pioneered at UC San Diego Health System, has a 100 percent success rate.
Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM, provost and vice president of the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, a teaching affiliate of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, is this year’s American Cancer Society “Pathfinder in Palliative Care” honoree. The award – which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated innovation and ingenuity in their contributions to the advancement of the field of palliative care – was presented today at the Society’s Nationwide Volunteer and Staff Leadership Summit in Atlanta.
A study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found a correlation between vitamin D3 serum levels and subsequent incidence of Type 1 diabetes. The six-year study of blood levels of nearly 2,000 individuals suggests a preventive role for vitamin D3 in this disease. The research appears the December issue of Diabetologia, a publication of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
The Center for Mindfulness at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine announces early registration for the 2013 Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference, February 1 – 3 in San Diego, California. Mindfulness leader Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD – along with his wife Myla and experts from across the U.S. – will show participants how to support and foster the growth of mindfulness and happiness, especially among youths.
The physicians, surgeons and team members who pioneered the lifesaving pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) procedure at University of California, San Diego Health System are being honored for excellence at the annual CHEST conference, hosted by the American College of Chest Physicians, in Atlanta, October 20 to 25, 2012. The PTE program based at the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is among 11 specially selected “Centers of Excellence” showcasing the defining characteristics and practices that make them unique among health-care providers.