We are proud to announce the University of California San Diego Health, Jacobs Medical Center has earned finalist honors in Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas awards. The awards program celebrates businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are poised to help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future. The full list of winners and finalists is available online.


Jacobs Medical Center is a breakthrough medical center that elevates patient experience to exciting new levels. The building is purposely designed to welcome natural light, healing gardens and public art all while embracing technology integration. Each patient room is equipped with an iPad that can be operated from the bedside, empowering patients to customize their environments and securely view their treatment schedules and medical records.

Jacobs Medical Center also has unique features including a dedicated MRI suite within its NICU that is custom-designed to examine the newborn brain while limiting the movement of patients to reduce risk of infection. The MRI suite serves as the region’s only “Neuro-NICU.” Similarly, Jacobs Medical Center is the only healthcare center in the region with an intraoperative MRI machine that allows surgeons to image tumors in real-time during surgery to be certain that malignancies have been removed – without having to leave the operating room.

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