UC Irvine Health Joins Castle Connolly’s Partnership for Excellence Program

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Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors, is pleased to announce that the nationally renowned UC Irvine Health, has recently joined the Partnership for Excellence program.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors, is pleased to announce that the nationally renowned UC Irvine Health, has recently joined the Partnership for Excellence program. As a participant in this important consumer-focused program, the online profiles of UC Irvine Health’s more than 100 affiliated Castle Connolly Top Doctors® will now be fully accessible, free of charge, to all the visitors to the Castle Connolly website – http://www.CastleConnolly.com. This will enable people seeking the very best medical care to have the option of identifying the most appropriate, outstanding physicians for their particular medical conditions on the Castle Connolly website. UC Irvine Health joins another recent participant, M D Anderson Cancer Center, as well as long time participating institutions such as: The Cleveland Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Penn Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Health, NYU Langone Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, Temple Health/Fox Chase Cancer Center, Barnabas Health; Maimonides Medical Center, Hackensack UMC, Wills Eye Hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Northside Hospital System, North Shore University Health System; Jefferson University Hospitals; Cancer Treatment Centers of America and many other leading academic medical centers, specialty hospitals and regional health systems. The Partnership for Excellence hospitals all value the identification of Castle Connolly Top Doctors and the participation in the Partnership for Excellence program as a means to further extend their ability to bring their outstanding services and centers of excellence to consumers who seek the best in American medicine. for themselves and their loved ones.

About UC Irvine Health

UC Irvine Health is a devoted team of nationally regarded physicians and nurses, researchers and clinicians, educators and students united by a single calling—to improve the lives of the people in their community and beyond. As the only university-based care provider in Orange County, the multifaceted organization is dedicated to the discovery of new medical frontiers, to the teaching of future healers and to the delivery of the finest evidence-based care. They are unique in their ability to provide the most compassionate personal care, driven by a passion for innovation, grounded in the best medical and scientific knowledge. The UC Irvine School of Medicine, one of the top U.S. medical schools for research, is where groundbreaking research and treatment advances are imparted to the rising practitioners of tomorrow. UC Irvine Medical Center is rated among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report — for 14 years and counting, and is also ranked among the top 50 U.S. medical centers in ear, nose and throat, geriatric and nephrology care. It is also Orange County's only Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center, which means our trauma and critical care physicians are fully equipped to treat life-threatening injuries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 41 in the nation — and the only one in Orange County — designated for excellence by the National Cancer Institute. The Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center is the first in Orange County to be certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the nation's preeminent healthcare standard-setting organization. The numerous health providers throughout Orange County apply the most advanced medical knowledge — for diabetes, neuromuscular disease, women’s health and more — ensuring that our community and its residents become healthier and stronger. This union of discovery, teaching and healing has enabled UC Irvine Health to pioneer new therapies and techniques that have been adopted by institutions across the nation. It gives us the expertise to diagnose and treat exceedingly rare conditions and diseases, always with the least invasive methods possible.

About Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

The mission of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is to help consumers find the best healthcare. To this end, it has identified and displays online the detailed profiles of more than 44,000 outstanding physicians in virtually all medical specialties and throughout the United States. These top doctors have been nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of many tens of thousands of American doctors each year. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team thoroughly reviews the educational and professional credentials of those nominated - their medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories – before selecting those deemed to be reflective of the very best in their specialty in the nation, or within their region. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.

In addition to appearing online at its website, Castle Connolly has numerous online and print partnerships with national and regional newspapers and magazines to enable the broadest distribution of its valuable information. National magazine partners have included Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Worth and Town & Country. Newspaper partners for online Top Doctor’s features include The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Dallas morning News, The Arizona Republic and The Hollywood Reporter. And among its more than 45 regional magazine partners for annual top Doctors features are: New York, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Honolulu, Austin monthly, Philadelphia, Inside Jersey, Oklahoma, Sarasota, Indianapolis monthly, Orange Coast, Palm Springs Life, Memphis, Nashville Lifestyles, Greenwich, Westchester and many others. Castle Connolly also licenses its top doctors’ databases to leading corporations and offers several corporate programs of personalized assistance services to help consumers identify and access the very best physicians.

The company was founded in 1991 by two respected leaders in healthcare, John K. Castle and John J. Connolly, Ed.D. Dr. Connolly was the President of New York Medical College for more than ten years. Mr. Castle served for six years as a commissioner and executive officer of the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO); he also served as Chairman of the Board of New York Medical College for eleven years and served on its Board for twenty-two years. The professional staff at Castle Connolly is led by Jean Morgan, M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical & Research Officer and William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., VP, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer.

For further information contact: William Liss-Levinson, Ph.D, VP, Chief Strategy & Operations Officer, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 212.367.8400, ext. 114; bliss-levinson(at)castleconnolly(dot)com

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