Founded in 1874, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are world leaders in health care, known for innovative medicine, advanced technology, and compassionate care. Our expertise covers virtually all specialties, including cancer, heart disease, infertility, neurological disorders, organ transplantation and orthopedics, as well as special services for women and children. With its mission of “caring, healing, teaching, and discovering,” UCSF is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s premier hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, as well as by other quality rating indices. As an academic medical center, we are unlike community hospitals in that we offer pioneering treatments not widely available elsewhere. For example, we have the only nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Northern California, which is dedicated to finding new and better treatments for cancer patients. We also have Northern California’s only nationally designated Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, which offers specialized care and health education for women.
Another area of distinction is our health services for children and pregnant women. Our children’s hospital is staffed by more than 150 specialists in more than 40 areas of medicine. We have programs designed specifically for young patients, including a 50-bed neonatal intensive care nursery, recreational therapy for recovering kids and 60 outreach clinics throughout Northern California. Our physicians 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 are not fully developed.
In the areas of neurology and neurosurgery, UCSF Medical Center is among the top five hospitals in the nation. Along with one of the largest brain tumor treatment programs in the nation, UCSF has the only comprehensive memory disorders center and the only comprehensive epilepsy center in Northern California.
We also have one of the nation’s largest centers for kidney and liver transplants. Our AIDS program is the most comprehensive in the nation, and our surgical eye care program is the largest in Northern California. In the area of orthopedics, we are internationally recognized for treating the spine, including deformities, degenerative disc disease, tumors, and fractures.
In addition to that world-class medical knowledge, we believe that the compassion of our doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, 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.
For more information about UCSF Medical Center: www.ucsfhealth.org
You can also download a brochure that describes our hospitals by clicking on this link: UCSF Hospitals at a Glance 2016.