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UC San Diego Health System

UC San Diego Health System is San Diego’s only academic health system and is composed of UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, and UC San Diego Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center and Jacobs Medical Center (opening in 2016) in La Jolla, as well as other primary and specialty practices.

Our dedicated doctors, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, technicians and countless others provide compassionate, patient-centered care every day to patients from around the corner and around the world.

UC San Diego Health System has been able to build on UC San Diego’s extraordinary research strengths to enhance clinical care and is striving to achieve the same world-class reputation for its clinical programs that the Health Sciences’ research and academic programs have attained. Our expertise in cancer, surgery, heart disease, women’s health, burn and trauma care, neonatal intensive care, HIV/AIDS, and many other specialties has literally been a lifeline for many in need of advanced care.

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FY2014 Key Statistics

  • Number of Employees: 7,461
  • Annual Discharges: 27,899
  • Average Daily Census: 446
  • Emergency Visits: 68,345
  • Total Outpatient Visits: 587,576
  • Average Length of Stay: 5.8 days

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