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

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Among Nation’s Best

Becker’s Hospital Review issues annual list of 70 “great” hospitals and health systems

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is the only San Diego hospital to be featured in Becker’s Hospital Review list of “70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Thomas J. Kipps
The interim director of the Moores Cancer Center is Thomas J. Kipps, MD, PhD. Kipps is Evelyn and Edwin Tasch Chair in Cancer Research and professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology. He is deputy director of research and co-leader of the Hematologic Malignancies Program.

UCSD GI/Endoscopy Unit is One of the Nation’s Best

The GI/Endoscopy unit at UCSD is one of the top in the United States in rankings just released by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).The rankings are part of a new ASGE Endoscopy Unit Recognition Program, which promotes quality improvement and recognizes the centers that meet the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care.Honors went to 56 GI/endoscopy units in all.

The UCSD GI/Endoscopy unit is a clinical service of the Division of Gastroenterology under the direction of Thomas J. Savides, MD.

Dr. Savides is Gastroenterology Clinical Services Chief and Director of the Interventional Endoscopy Program at UCSD Medical Center.

The ASGE is a highly respected medical professional society in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Its mission is to advance the practice of GI endoscopy through education and advocacy.

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