about ucsf medical center at mission bay


UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is uniquely designed to meet the needs of children, women and cancer patients – setting a world-class standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine.

Opening February 1, 2015, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is located directly across the street from UCSF Mission Bay campus, home to one of the broadest concentrations of biomedical researchers in the world. In these three hospitals, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and Bakar Cancer Hospital, the unparalleled research of the Mission Bay laboratories will come to life.

The new hospitals will feature advanced technologies, resources and design concepts that will optimize the overarching care experience for patients and their loved ones. The combination of the best in clinical care with the best in health sciences research at this new facility will improve patients' lives and the practice of medicine in the Bay Area, nationally and around the world.

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is being built through the generous support of philanthropic partners who envision better health for people at home and well beyond. Your contributions will ultimately allow us to discover more cures – and save more lives.

Select UCSF Medical Center Accomplishments:
  • Consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 hospitals by U.S News & World Report
  • Serves more than one million patients each year through the medical center's network of hospitals and outpatient sites
  • Designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only one in Northern California
  • Home to Northern California's only nationally designated Center of Excellence in Women's Health
  • Offers San Francisco's only Children's Hospital
Recognized for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among health care professionals and scientists, and a highly compassionate patient care team, UCSF Medical Center serves as the academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco. The medical center's nationally preeminent programs include children’s health, the brain and nervous system, organ transplantation, women’s health and cancer.


An Ambitious Vision
At UCSF Medical Center we believe tomorrow’s medicine requires an investment in innovation today. That’s why we are building three breakthrough hospitals – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital, and Bakar Cancer Hospital – at San Francisco’s Mission Bay. These pacesetting, healing environments will elevate care in our community to a new level of excellence. Located on the same campus as UCSF’s world-renowned research enterprise, they will further encourage the kind of collaboration for which UCSF, consistently one of the nation’s premier hospitals, is known – translating laboratory discoveries into next-generation therapies. Physicians and scientists in the vanguard of cancer medicine and women’s and children’s health will be able to partner in the best solutions for patients. And in hospital rooms, laboratories, and operating rooms – as well as behind the scenes – advanced patient safety protocols, efficient electronic records, and sophisticated technologies from robotics to imaging will make UCSF a model of modern healing.

Emphasizing comfort and community, Mission Bay hospitals will engage entire families in the healing process, in patient-centric private rooms filled with natural light and surrounded by gardens. Incorporating the highest standards of energy efficiency, seismic safety, and sustainability, Mission Bay hospitals will set new benchmarks for 21st-century health care enterprises. And they will give UCSF room to evolve. UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus Heights will transition into focusing on high-end adult surgical and medical services, including emergency medicine. UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion will become a major outpatient hub, offering advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services.

The impact of these three new hospitals will be felt beyond UCSF. Already a magnet for biotech enterprises looking to partner with UCSF’s research labs, Mission Bay will continue its transformation into a vital hub of health care, business, and technology – enriching local and regional economies and improving the quality of life for neighbors. And innovations that arise from Mission Bay – breakthroughs in the care of children, women, and people with cancer – will, ultimately, help heal the world.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. For more than a century, we have offered the highest quality medical treatment.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, one of the top children's hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, will find a new home at Mission Bay on February 1, 2015. The facility will be designed just for children and their families – one where they'll find compassionate care at the healing edge of scientific discovery. The facility will enable physicians to use the most sophisticated technology to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from common ailments to complex diseases. At the same time, the environment will be family friendly and filled with warmth, light and color.
Boasting more than 150 specialists in almost 50 specialties, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital programs for children include:
  • A 50-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, recreational therapy for recovering kids and 60 outreach clinics throughout Northern California. Our doctors were the first in the world to successfully perform surgery on a baby still in the womb. They also developed life-saving treatments for premature infants whose lungs aren't fully developed.
  • The largest brain tumor treatment program in the nation and the only comprehensive epilepsy center in Northern California.
  • One of the nation's largest centers for kidney and liver transplants.
  • The most comprehensive AIDS program in the nation
  • The largest surgical eye care program in Northern California.
  • Internationally recognized programs for treating the spine, including deformities, degenerative disc disease, tumors and fractures.
In addition to that world-class medical knowledge, the compassion of our doctors, nurses and other staff are key to our success. We receive countless letters of gratitude from patients and their families, a true measure of the valuable and caring service we provide.

UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital
Long recognized as a leader in the field of women’s health, UCSF is home to one of the original six National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health and the only such center in Northern California. The Center pioneered a dynamic and multidisciplinary model of women’s health care, incorporating rigorous research, collaborative clinical teams, training for future providers and leaders, and engaged community partnerships.

UCSF also ranks as the nation’s top public academic institution in women’s health, according to U.S. News and World Report, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is consistently first in the nation in federal research support.

By establishing the region’s first dedicated women’s hospital, UCSF is uniquely positioned to change the way care is delivered to women and their families. Building upon its history of leadership and expertise in the field, UCSF will push beyond the boundaries of women’s reproductive care and become a hub for translational and precision medicine focused on women at all life stages that will have global impact.
Patients from teens to the elderly at UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital at Mission Bay will receive integrated, coordinated care, in a warm, healing and women-centered environment. The hospital will offer cancer care, specialty surgery, nine deluxe labor and delivery rooms, outpatient services and a 36-bed birth center. Care will be customized to each patient through the best available diagnostic tests and treatments. The hospital will set a new standard for patient- and family-centered care.

Women also will have the unprecedented benefit of UCSF’s world-renowned pioneering research and innovative treatment in a setting integrated with its children's and cancer hospitals.

UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital
There is a reason why our cancer program at UCSF is second to none. It’s the same reason we are the only cancer program in the Bay Area that has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, and why we are a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education: We put patients first. At UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital we’ll be able to do even more for our patients.

Our UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital will provide an advanced, sophisticated, efficient, flexible and family-centered healing environment for adults fighting cancer. The cancer surgeries performed here will take advantage of advanced robotic and imaging technology – all in an environment centered on the compassionate care of patients and their families. As the newest addition to the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, we will be able to bring researchers and clinicians together to not only develop new treatments, but to bring these new treatments to the patient’s bedside more rapidly.
Our 70-bed Hospital will offer cancer surgeries in specialties ranging from

Endocrinology and Orthopedics to Melanoma and Gynecologic Oncology. Specialists at the cancer hospital will also be able to serve the unique needs of cancer patients from our children’s and women’s hospitals.

We’ve designed the acute care patient rooms in our cancer hospital to accommodate our patients’ increasing demands for better, easier ways to maintain close and healthy relationships with their caregivers and loved ones. For example, the traditional TV has been replaced by a high-tech multimedia wall. From connecting to work or a classroom via webcam to playing games with friends; and from customizing the room lighting to investigating a new diagnosis, the multimedia wall provides a lifeline to the resources within the hospital and to the world outside — creating a more familiarized (and comfortable) environment for patients and family alike. Meanwhile, the inviting family area in each acute care patient room allows for more comfortable and lengthy visits, including overnight stays, with loved ones. Every aspect of UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay is planned with the patient and family in mind.

For more information or to secure a sponsorship, please call 415-476-6400 or email special-events@ucsfmedctr.org.