UC San Diego Health System Excels in Patient Safety

Awarded an “A” in Spring 2014 Hospital Safety Score

Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored UC San Diego Health System with an “A” – its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. …Read the full story from the UC San Diego Newsroom

Dr. Jason Bronner Receives Department of Medicine’s Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems Award for 2013

UC San Diego Health System primary care physician Jason P. Bronner, MD, is the winner of the Department of Medicine’s Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Systems Award for 2012-2013.

Drs. Francis Gabbai, Jason Bronner, and Daniel Bouland

Drs. Francis Gabbai, Jason Bronner, and Daniel Bouland.

Each year, the award recognizes the clinical program leader who has achieved particular excellence in service of the patient care mission in internal medicine and its subspecialties.

Dr. Jason Bronner

Dr. Jason Bronner

Bronner was chosen the winner this year for his exceptional dedication to the direction and practice of five-star clinical service, said Dr. Daniel Bouland, head of the Clinical Services Committee.

Bouland is vice chair for clinical operations in the Department of Medicine and Health Sciences clinical professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine.

“Dr. Bronner has focused his considerable talents and energy on fostering a patient-centered culture while emphasizing our core values of quality and excellence,” he said.

Bronner, Health Sciences associate clinical professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, joined the UC San Diego Health System in 2005. He sees patients at the Internal Medicine Group clinic in La Jolla.

Bronner has been named on the “San Diego’s Top Doctors” list every year since 2009.

In the photo above, Bronner is shown with Bouland (right) and Dr. Francis Gabbai (left). Gabbai is executive vice chair and vice chair for VA affairs in the Department of Medicine, chief of the medicine service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension.

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Leader Selected “Woman of the Year”

East County Chamber of Commerce Honors Lisa Murphy for achievements in health care

Lisa Murphy, associate administrator for University of California, San Diego Health System and administrative director for Cardiovascular and Medicine Services, has been chosen “Woman of the Year” in the field of health care by the Women in Leadership program sponsored by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce.  Murphy is one of six women of achievement – in various categories, including business, non-profit, education, government, arts/culture/media and health care – honored at the 10th Annual Women in Leadership Luncheon at the Town & Country Hotel. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

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UC San Diego Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center Honored for Design Excellence

The Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Health System

Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, UC San Diego Health System

The region’s only comprehensive cardiovascular facility receives 2012 Modern Healthcare Award

UC San Diego Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center has received Modern Healthcare’s highest design honor, the 2012 Modern Healthcare Design Award. Out of more than one hundred entries, only one other project received this honor in 2012. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Breaking Ground on a New Era of Health Care

Jacobs Medical Center to transform world-class research into top-quality clinical care

Philanthropists, community leaders, health care visionaries, architects and contractors, along with faculty and staff of UC San Diego, gathered April 9 to celebrate the official start of construction for the Jacobs Medical Center, a ten-story, multi-specialty medical center that will open in La Jolla in 2016. The new medical center will transform the delivery of health care by ensuring that medical research discoveries are quickly translated into enhanced patient care…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

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Region’s First Dedicated Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Ready for Patients

Sulpizio Cardiovascular CenterOn Sunday, April 3, 2011, the gleaming glass doors of the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC) will welcome patients from across the county and around the world. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


   Dr. Ehtisham Mahmud

Kirk Peterson, MD, FACP, FACC, pictured at left above, is director of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC). Dr. Peterson is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology.

Etisham Mahmud, MD, FACC, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, Director of Interventional Cardiology, and Director of the Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory, is a co-director of the SCVC. He is pictured at right above.

Michael Madani, MD, FACS, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, is also a co-director of the SCVC.

4th Annual Frontiers of Clinical Investigation Symposium – Metabolism 2009: From Bench to Bedside, October 8-10

Hosted by the UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI) and Nature Medicine, “Metabolism 2009: From Bench to Bedside” will convene as the 4th Annual Frontiers of Clinical Investigation Symposium October 8-10 in La Jolla.
Gary S. Firestein, M.D., is course co-director with Juan Carlos Lopez, Ph.D., editor of Nature magazine.Dr. Firestein, Dean for Translational Medicine at UCSD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology.

Among the other UC San Diego symposium organizers is Jerrold M. Olefsky, M.D. Dr. Olefsky, Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Metabolism 2009 will be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. For more information, please visit the Metabolism 2009 website.


Dr. Gary Firestein
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