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On August 6, 2012, UC San Diego Health System hosted UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla for his first off-campus activity. CEO Paul Viviano, Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine Dr. David Brenner, Chief Strategy Officer Max Reynolds, and Director of Government and Community Affairs Aaron Byzak welcomed the chancellor to the Hillcrest Health System campus. Aaron led the group on a walking tour and told Chancellor Khosla about UC San Diego Medical Center's history and plans for the future.
Chancellor Khosla (second from left) tours UC San Diego Medical Center with members of the Health System executive team
Chancellor Khosla (left) tours inside UC San Diego Medical Center with Health Sciences Vice Chancellor, Dr. David Brenner
As part of the tour, Chancellor Khosla met with Dr. Igor Grant and learned about his HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program. The chancellor also met with Dr. Ted Chan to discuss the San Diego Beacon Community Program and was given a behind-the-scenes look at the recently expanded Emergency Department. Dr. Raul Coimbra and Dr. Bruce Potenza showcased the leading-edge patient care provided by the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns to the chancellor, and described the impact we have on the community as the only Regional Burn Center south of Orange County.
Chancellor Khosla and CEO Paul S. Viviano talk with staff about UC San Diego Medical Center
Chancellor Khosla meets with Dr. Ted Chan, medical director of the emergency department
Chancellor Khosla met with Dr. Thomas Moore and Director of Women and Infants Services Mary Hackim in the Birth Center and talked about the unique women's services offered at UC San Diego Health System. Our Birth Center has the distinction of being the only birth center cradled within a hospital on the West Coast and recently celebrated its 4,000th delivery. The chancellor also visited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and met with Dr. Frank Mannino, Dr. Neil Finer and Nurse Manager Jan Hebert to learn about the services provided to our tiniest patients as the region's only Level III NICU within a birthing facility. At the end of the tour, Chancellor Khosla joined Senior Management Team (SMT) members and department chairs for a reception.
Dr. Thomas Moore (right), director of Women and Infants Services, briefs the chancellor on the birth center and the labor and delivery services at UC San Diego Medical Center
Chancellor Khosla meets members of the Health System Senior Management Team including Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Angela Scioscia (right)
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