Nancy and Geoffrey Stack, center, at UCI Health – Irvine groundbreaking, with UCI leaders, from left, Michael J. Stamos, MD, dean, UCI School of Medicine; Steven A.N. Goldstein, MD, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs; Chad T. Lefteris, CEO, UCI Health; and Brian T. Hervey, Vice Chancellor, University Advancement and Alumni Relations. UCI Health

Oct. 3, 2022, Irvine, Calif. – UCI Health is pleased to announce a $2 million gift that will benefit the emergency department in the new $1.3 billion UCI Health – Irvine medical campus being built on the corner of Jamboree Road and Birch Street in Irvine.

The gift, funded by the Nancy and Geoffrey Stack Family Foundation, will name the patient welcome areas in the emergency department of the planned acute care hospital and at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Care and Ambulatory Care building.

“UCI Health is grateful for the friendship and generosity of Nancy and Geoffrey Stack,” said UCI Health CEO Chad Lefteris. “With their support, we continue to improve access to the clinical innovation, lifesaving research, and world class care of Orange County’s only academic health system.”

In November, UCI and the university’s health enterprise, UCI Health, officially broke ground on the medical complex, which will include a 144-bed general acute care hospital with an emergency department, the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Ambulatory Care center and the Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care.

The UCI Health – Irvine complex will support the system’s growing primary and specialty care network in coastal and south Orange County, Lefteris said.

“UCI Health is a beacon of hope in Orange County,” said Nancy Stack. “The new medical complex will bring hope and healing to our region and will save lives. Jeff and I are honored to support such a worthwhile cause.”

The Stacks are longtime supporters of UCI Health. The couple has made previous philanthropic gifts to support UCI Medical Center in Orange. They have continued their legacy of giving by investing in healthcare through the UCI Health — Irvine medical campus.

The new UCI Health – Irvine medical campus will complement the UCI Medical Center in Orange and will be a key part to providing the region with the advanced care available only from a health system that is part of a leading, premier academic research institution. The hospital will include a 24-hour emergency department and focus on leading clinical programs including oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and digestive health. The first patients are expected in 2023 at the Joe. C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care. The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Care and Ambulatory Care building, and the hospital will begin serving patients in 2023 and 2025, respectively.

Nancy and Geoffrey Stack Family Foundation was created by the longtime Orange County residents to support education, health and other vital community-based programs in Orange County and beyond. Geoffrey Stack is one of the founding partners of the Sares-Regis Group, a commercial and residential real estate development and management firm. Nancy Stack is founder and president of the Cystinosis Research Foundation, which supports medical research including stem cell research seeking a cure for the rare disease cystinosis.

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