Regents Approve Preliminary Planning for New Hospital Complex at Mission Bay

By Phyllis Brown, UCSF Today | September 25, 2006

UC Regents this week approved preliminary planning for a new hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Preliminary planning for construction of a new hospital at the UCSF Mission Bay biomedical campus, to include state-of-the-art children's, women's and cancer care, was approved by the UC Regents on Thursday.

The action paves the way for an expanded UCSF clinical presence in San Francisco and Northern California, allowing for program growth, improved patient care and greater opportunities for collaborative translational research at the cutting-edge, 43-acre life sciences campus.

"We are extremely pleased with the Regents' decision, which will allow UCSF to begin planning for children, women and cancer patients -- an entirely new, unparalleled clinical enterprise at the site of the premier biomedical research campus in the western United States," said Medical Center CEO Mark Laret.

When constructed, the hospitals will be the first built from the ground up in San Francisco in several decades.

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