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UCSF Children's Hospital Receives $100 Million Gift To Build New Hospital
Date:6/22/2010

that will invite visitors to help shape the future of the new Mission Bay hospital. The UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Ideas site will offer an open forum for submitting suggestions and engaging in conversations about different aspects of the new facility, including innovations in care and patient amenities. The Benioffs will unveil the site – available at salesforce.com’s technology.

Upon completion in 2014, the 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay will set a new standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine. The new facility will offer urgent/emergency care, pediatric primary care and specialty outpatient services; and, with 45 more beds than the current hospital and an on-site helipad, there will be room to grow and serve more critically ill children who otherwise might not have access to lifesaving care.

In addition, the close proximity of the hospital site to UCSF’s 42.5-acre biomedical research campus will speed the application of laboratory discoveries to the treatment of pediatric patients in the Bay Area and beyond, explained Laret.

While the current children’s hospital operates within a facility designed primarily for adults, the Mission Bay children’s hospital has been designed specifically for children and their families. Innovative equipment, child-friendly décor, and rooms and resources that engage the whole family will promote the healing process, according to Roxanne Fernandes, executive director of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Patient rooms will be large enough to enable parents to stay with their children around the clock, and thousands of square feet of rehabilitation, play therapy, and outdoor garden areas will complete the space.

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