Creating a healthier world through bold innovation

Creating a healthier world…

Whether restoring eyesight, saving life and limb, developing breakthrough cancer treatments or offering the most advanced surgical techniques, UC Davis Health expertise and innovation help improve lives in new ways every day.

Learn more about our commitment to a healthier world and how we're advancing health — here at home and around the globe — through our patients and their stories below.

Life's little miracles

Bennett and Savannah Figone weighed barely one pound each when they were born at just 23 weeks and three days gestation. Transferred immediately to the Level IV neonatal intensive care unit at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the babies fought to survive as a multispecialty team of pediatric experts worked together to save them.

Bennett’s story »

When minutes matter

This is Iwan van der Schoor, expert skydiver and aerial photographer. After a hard water landing during a recent jump, Iwan emerged with several broken ribs — and a life-threatening rupture of his main artery. A team of specialists and surgeons at UC Davis Medical Center’s level 1 trauma center was ready to save him.

Iwan’s story »