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

hospital complex also has been sustainably designed and will be certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Among other elements, its energy and water conservation measures, green roofs, and selection of non-toxic materials will be among the most extensive of any urban U.S. hospital, according to Cindy Lima, executive director of the Mission Bay Hospitals Project.

The current gift builds upon a longstanding relationship between the Benioffs, the Salesforce.com Foundation and UCSF. Previously, the donors have supported various research projects and have endowed four departmental chairs in gastroenterology, hospital medicine, maternal fetal medicine, and psychiatry. Lynne Benioff also is active on the UCSF Foundation’s Board of Directors, the institution’s premier volunteer leadership body.

About UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital creates an environment where children and their families find compassionate care at the forefront of scientific discovery, with more than 150 experts in 50 medical specialties serving patients throughout Northern California and beyond. The hospital admits about 5,000 children each year, including 2,000 babies born in the hospital. For more information, visit ucsfbenioffchildrenshospital.org.

About UCSF
UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. For further information, please visit ucsf.edu.

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