Chad Lefteris CEO of UCI Health

Photos by Steve Zylius and Christopher Todd

An Interview with Chad Lefteris, CEO of UCI Health

By Jacqueline Thompson

I had the opportunity to connect with Chad Lefteris, CEO of UCI Health, to take an in depth look at UCI Health’s initiatives. As a local, I’m passionate about seeing their work thrive in our community. The recent groundbreaking event for the new hospital was a milestone, and I am so grateful I was able to be there to support the organization in person. I believe that great things happen when we unite in support of common goals. Together, we can all play a part in making the impossible, possible.

How is UCI Health creating the new standards of medicine?

As Orange County’s only academic health system, our multifaceted…

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San Juan Capistrano

Best and Central Location! Located in the heart of South Orange County, this newly built condominium by Toll Brothers at Pacifica San Juan offers beautiful ocean and Harbor views. Situated in the Ocean Hills private gated community, this beautiful contemporary 4-bedroom, 3-full bathroom and 2-half bath home offers an open-concept floor plan.

Aerial view of 26308 Paseo Sillin located in San Juan Capistrano CA

The main level consists of a bonus room and a junior master suite with a full bathroom with dual sinks, walk-in closet, and direct access to the rear yard. The entertaining second level consists of an airy Chef’s kitchen opening to the breakfast nook and family room and out onto the deck with forever views.

On the third level, the luxurious master suite showcases breathtaking…

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Jacqueline Thompson next to staircase in Corona del Mar CA

I often find myself immersed at the deepest level in conversations with others when we are discussing the things that make us, us. The little known facts, lessons learned, life hacks and new discoveries that help us live our best lives are the things that often leave me inspired. Feeling good in your own skin is something I believe we all find meaning and comfort in – and the ways in which we achieve that are as unique as our DNA. I have curated here my current recipe for achieving wellbeing inside and out, in 5 universal categories. As we enter the New Year, I hope these tips will help you ring in a much anticipated new chapter, with sheer simplicity that leaves you empowered.


An hour of exercise a day is a must for me. It fuels my…

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Newport Coast

Exterior front of home in Newport Coast California

Set on an unparalleled parcel of the Tesoro enclave in Newport Coast - on the very edge of the community- surrounded by nature and pure horizon with stunning panoramic views.


This 4 bedroom home is ready to be reimagined with every single room in the home gazing out upon the vistas which span from blue Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island to green hills and Mountains, to city lights- all the way to downtown LA and even the Hollywood sign. At the very end of the cul-de-sac, an extra long driveway leads to the property where the unique privacy cannot be overstated. Upon entry the layout unfolds from office to formal living and into the remodeled kitchen and family room that opens to the rear yard where you will find…

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Shady Canyon

Backyard pool and view

Shady Canyon Estate

This legacy Shady Canyon estate is perched on one of the- if not the most coveted lots, encompassing the entire end of a cul-de-sac on a peak that offers up one view point after another spanning breathtaking views of mountains, ocean, golf course, rolling green hills, and city lights.

Built by an All-Star Cast

Impeccably built by an all-star cast lead by Matt White of W Custom Homes and John Henderson of Spectrum Architecture, the finishes are exquisite and timeless from the French Limestone flooring and the oiled French Oak hardwood floors- to the bathrooms fitted with marble and Walker Zanger tile- to the sliding doors that make walls disappear and custom fireplace surrounds.

The Layout

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Shady Canyon

Aerial view of 52 Golden Eagle in Shady Canyon


This superb Shady Canyon custom estate offers luxurious living on a sizable and secluded corner lot offering scenic vistas and city lights views. Designed by renowned landscape architect Greg Grisamore, the expansive grounds feature mature landscaping which includes Aleppo pines, California live oaks, and majestic sycamores.

Beautiful Entry Foyer

A beautiful entry foyer with natural stone surround leads to the main level hallway - with high ceilings and Jerusalem limestone tile - providing a glimpse into the casually elegant interiors of the 5 bedroom, 5-and-2 half bath residence and the rear yard and view beyond.…

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Harbor view

Promontory Bay in Newport Beach

This beautiful waterfront home is located on the highly sought after and secluded area of Promontory Bay in Newport Beach, California. The home features a private dock, 3 bedrooms, four and one and a half baths, a private courtyard complete with fountain, pool, and spa. Additional highlights include a living room theater, antique crystal chandeliers, beautiful waterfront views throughout, multi-purpose bonus room and custom office off the master bedroom.

Jacqueline Thompson Represented the Buyer

Contact Jacqueline Thompson today at (949) 326-3392 to see more properties in Newport Beach.

Be sure to check out our Instagram @JacquelineThompsonGroup and like + follow us on Facebook Jacqueline Thompson Group.

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Living room with view of backyard hills

Shady Canyon

A sought-after Villa Plan 3, the home is sited on a large corner lot at the end of a cul-de-sac and enveloped by mature palm and olive trees, creating a romantic ambiance evocative of the South of France.

Single Level with Spacious Suites

Spanning a single level with spacious suites of rooms that open to the magnificent grounds and the spectacular golf course, mountain, canyon, and lights views, the residence has been thoughtfully designed for year-round, indoor/outdoor living. A large central courtyard, with an inviting outdoor fireplace, lies at the heart of the home and infuses the interiors with abundant natural light.

Stylish Bedrooms

The main residence encompasses 3 bedrooms that include a stylish master suite with…

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Orchard Hills

Aerial view of home in Orchard Hills, Irvine California

Alta Vista Collina

A rare opportunity to own your dream home in beautiful guard-gated Orchard Hills. This extraordinarily located Alta Vista Collina model - sited on an oversized corner lot at the end of a cul -de-sac street - offers panoramic views, privacy and serenity. This residence is the epitome of Orchard Hills - beauty surrounds with vistas of sunset, city lights and the picturesque avocado orchards will take your breath away.

Desirable Floor Plan

The show stopping 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home has one of the most desirable floor plans for families. The main level allows seamless flow from the family and living rooms - to the kitchen and out to an expansive outdoor living space with built-in barbecue and emerald…

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Jacqueline Thompson Women in Real Estate 2022 Cover



Newport Beach, California (February, 2022)

Successful, influential and respected, powerhouse agent Jacqueline Thompson of Surterre Properties continues to set sales records from Canyon to Coast. Jacqueline is known for representing luxury estates within the most coveted enclaves along the California Riviera, achieving over $1.6 Billion in career transactions since 2008.

She began her career by working diligently with buyers and sellers in Crystal Cove and Newport Coast’s Pelican communities where she established her reputation for results. Today, Jacqueline is renowned for her expertise and performance in both Shady Canyon — where she has sold nearly $1 Billion — and in the exclusive coastal communities…

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