UCI Medical Center is the youngest of the five University of California hospitals and the only academic medical center serving the residents of Orange County and the surrounding areas. It has gained prominence as one of the top medical facilities in Southern California not only for its specialized patient care but also for the caliber of its physicians and researchers. The Medical Center encompasses two inpatient hospitals, general acute and psychiatric, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center containing some of the most advanced technology available for the noninvasive diagnosis of illness, a Medical Library and Education Building, Pavilion I, Pavilion II, Pavilion III, the UCI Chao Comprehensive Clinical Cancer Center, administrative offices and numerous clinics. UCI offers a wide range of prestigious academic; research and patient care programs at these facilities.
The medical faculty of the College of Medicine, together with the medical resident physician staff, provides the professional care at UCI Medical Center. UCI physicians have expertise in more than 300 specialties and are dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to more than 100,000 patients each year.
A major capital improvement program was completed in 2010 at UCI Medical Center. It includes the construction of new 411 beds and 19 operating rooms in the main hospital building, intensive care units for certain specialty patients and improvements in the lobby, pathology laboratories and general medical floors. A new 92-bed psychiatric hospital now replaces the previous psychiatric facility. The three UCI Medical Pavilions are companioning facilities to the UCI Medical Plaza on the Irvine campus all house multi-specialty care facilities. The UCI Chao Comprehensive Clinical Cancer Center, a 56,000 square foot facility providing comprehensive outpatient cancer care, opened its doors in 1992 and became a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center as of August 1, 1994, the only NCI-designate in Orange County. The Chao Comprehensive Clinical Cancer Center encompasses all of the basic and clinical subspecialties involved in adult and pediatric oncology, including specialized medical, nursing and ancillary care necessary for diagnosis and management of patients with cancer. A three-room outpatient-operating suite occupies the third floor.
UCI Medical Center’s Mission Statement
Discover. Teach. Heal.
The mission statement centers us and serves as an ever-present reminder for all of us on why our institution exists.