Hospital

Dr. Chris Fox

Wave of the future

All too often, a stethoscope and a doctor’s touch are still the primary tools for diagnosing emergency-room patients. UC Irvine physician Chris Fox aims to change that. Rather than feeling for a broken bone or swollen abdomen or merely listening to the heart, Fox has trained UC Irvine Medical Center’s emergency department clinicians to use the latest in lightweight, high-resolution […]

Dr. Alpesh Amin

Hospitalist: The new medical specialty

Dr. Alpesh Amin is a pioneer and leader in the rapidly growing field of hospital medicine, and the program he leads at UC Irvine Medical Center is one of the nation’s finest.

Marianne Lovejoy's basset hounds visit patients

Healing paws

Kahuna, a 2-year-old basset hound, parks his body next to the wheelchair of an elderly Latino woman, who takes hold of his neck. Her family talks excitedly in Spanish. It’s the first time she’s used her right hand since suffering a stroke. For Marianne Lovejoy, it’s another example of the healing power of dogs. Lovejoy, […]

'Untitled' by Antonio San Nicolas

New institute boosts clinical research

New facility for conducting clinical trials will take UC Irvine’s medical research to a new level, allowing overnight stays and supervised diets.

Open for business of healing

Patients move into state-of-the-art hospital rooms as University Hospital opens for the business of healing.

the new University Hospital

University Hospital has patients in mind

As University Hospital at UC Irvine Medical Center opens its doors to patients this month, personnel discuss how the new facility strengthens their ability to provide advanced healthcare.

With patients in mind

As UC Irvine Douglas Hospital prepared to open its doors to patients in March 2009, caregivers discussed how the new facility strengthens their ability to provide advanced healthcare. From larger operating rooms equipped with the latest technology to a meditation/prayer room that offers a soothing refuge for families and visitors, UC Irvine Douglas Hospital is […]

New era in healthcare

The March 2009 opening of UC Irvine’s University Hospital heralds a new chapter in healthcare for the people of Orange County.

Dr. Emily Dow

Doctor for the destitute

Ask Dr. Emily Dow why she decided to practice medicine, and the answer might surprise you. Twenty years ago, she was teaching English as a Second Language to adults in Los Angeles when a middle-aged Latina student was stricken with chest pains during class. Dow wanted to call an ambulance to take her to a […]

UC Irvine Medical Center

University Hospital opens new era in healthcare

The March 2009 opening of UC Irvine’s University Hospital heralds a new chapter in healthcare for the people of Orange County. Already home to the county’s only Level I trauma center, regional burn center and maternal-neonatal high-risk program, University Hospital in Orange will offer the latest medical technologies and strengthen UC Irvine Healthcare’s ability to […]