UC San Diego Medical Center - 100 Great Hospitals in America | 2014

UC San Diego Medical Center. The history of the 392-bed UC San Diego Medical Center traces back to 1966, when the University of California assumed the lease of the former county hospital and began operating the hospital as University Hospital. By 1968, the first class entered the UC San Diego School of Medicine, and the hospital embarked on its path to become one of the leading healthcare institutions in the West.

UC-San-Diego-Medical-Center-factsUC San Diego Medical Center, the flagship academic medical center within UC San Diego Health System, was ranked as the best hospital in the San Diego metro area by U.S. News & World Report for the third straight year in 2013-14. U.S. News listed the hospital as one of the 50 best in the country for 10 different adult specialties, including pulmonology, nephrology, geriatrics and urology.

In addition to accolades from Truven Health Analytics, The Leapfrog Group, and many other organizations, UC San Diego Medical Center reached stage 7 of electronic health record system adoption in 2011, making it one of the most electronically advanced hospitals in the country, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The American Hospital Association has also praised UC San Diego Medical Center's IT, naming it as one of the country's "Most Wired" hospitals for seven years straight.

Last year, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center joined the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute to form a partnership on cancer research efforts. The alliance aims to increase interaction between the cancer centers and further collaboration for the latest cancer research and treatments.

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