Gloria Guzman, on the monitor, translates for nurse Danielle Lawson and a patient

Hospital tests video translation service

UC Irvine Medical Center tests remote medical interpretation for patients with limited English proficiency.

Dr. Suzy Kim

Helping spinal injury patients move forward

Dr. Suzy Kim knows – from personal experience – that early, rigorous rehab is key for spinal injury patients.

Rose Jacobs

Giving doctors a checkup

Living Our Values Award recipient Rose Jacobs makes sure UCI physicians have — and keep — the proper credentials. She’s director of medical staff administration at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Cyrus Bonczkowski

Summer camp for burn survivors

Children treated at UC Irvine Medical Center find support among others with similar injuries.

Two-time winner against cancer

Having beaten both colon and prostate cancer, Billy Pine now supports the larger battle by giving to the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A student's drawing of common allergy triggers

Bridging the healthcare divide

Most nurses see patients in health clinics, hospitals and offices, but Jill Berg is different. She makes house calls. Berg consults with people who have asthma and other chronic pulmonary conditions in their homes, churches and schools, often venturing into L.A.’s toughest neighborhoods. Her mission: to help them breathe easier. “I love getting out there […]

Dr. Scott Goodwin

Treating fibroids without surgery

Dr. Scott Goodwin takes a new approach to an age-old problem for women at UC Irvine Medical Center.

UCI neurobiologist Leslie M. Thompson

Race against the clock

Ask UC Irvine neuroscientist Leslie M. Thompson to describe how Huntington’s disease affects patients, and she replies by turning to her computer. “I can show you,” she says. She clicks on a video of patients she visited in Venezuela. On-screen, a middle-aged man stands on a street corner, swaying as if intoxicated. A woman, no […]

UC Irvine Medical Center

UC Irvine Medical Center makes ‘Best Hospitals’ list

U.S. News & World Report has named UC Irvine Medical Center one of the nation’s “Best Hospitals” for the ninth year in a row.

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 […]