UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals serve the unique health needs of infants, children, and young adults through two Bay Area facilities—one in San Francisco and one in Oakland. These hospitals build on each other’s historic strengths to operate more efficiently, deliver better outcomes, and serve a much broader region than either hospital could reach on its own.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
With more than 30 pediatric subspecialties, from neurosurgery to sports medicine to urology, our Oakland campus is a hub of the highest-quality care for East Bay families as well as children from beyond the region who have special medical needs. Expertise in rare blood diseases (such as thalassemia), pediatric pulmonary diseases (including cystic fibrosis), and other complex illnesses make our Oakland hospital a standout pediatric resource. Other exceptional features include serving as one of only five Level 1 pediatric trauma centers in California, treating more childhood health emergencies than many other large hospitals combined, and Northern California’s largest, most comprehensive inpatient pediatric rehabilitation center. With unique strengths in nutrition, hemoglobinopathies, and vaccines, our Oakland campus also ranks among the nation’s top-10 NIH-funded pediatric research centers, where medical discovery is changing how we treat and cure childhood diseases.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco
Meanwhile, at Mission Bay, our new San Francisco location is setting standards for pediatric hospitals everywhere, with facilities designed for children, families, and the physicians and nurses who partner in their well-being. Advanced technology enhances every aspect of care, from imaging and diagnosis to communication among caregiver partners. Patient rooms are flooded with natural light, equipped with multimedia walls for information access and entertainment, and large enough to accommodate family members. The hospital shares a campus with UCSF’s renowned bioresearch enterprise, which—for the second year in a row—has ranked number 1 in NIH support for each of its four schools for health professionals. Close connections between care and research enable pediatricians and pediatric specialists to accelerate the translation of laboratory breakthroughs into next-generation therapies and cures. The close proximity of UCSF women’s specialty and cancer hospitals at Mission Bay allows for exceptional mother-and-child care and collaboration in the interest of young cancer patients.
In addition to our two hospitals, we maintain a coordinated network of more than 800 pediatricians who deliver care at 23 additional locations throughout Northern California. This system, called BayChildren’s Physicians, helps ensure that families can find the resources and support they require.
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