UCSF Benioff Children’s & Children’s Hospital Oakland Combine to Join Forces!

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland have formally completed an affiliation, building on the hospitals’ mutual commitment to provide outstanding care to children in local communities, and advance medical discovery and treatment for the world. As of the first of January, the two leading Bay Area children’s hospitals have officially joined forces with the potential to provide better health care value though high quality care, lower costs and more coordinated services and facilities.

Patients will now have access to both the main hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, in addition to over 800 pediatricians and pediatric specialists. Together, the hospitals offer more than 65 different pediatric specialties and subspecialties, including transplant, sickle cell, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, thalassemia, pediatric rehab and asthma and diabetes care.

“The affiliation of these two well-regarded children’s hospitals is good news for children and their families,” said Diana S. Dooley, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. “Together, they will serve children throughout Northern California who need the state-of-the-art care they can provide.”

Logistically, Children’s Oakland will remain separately licensed and retain its own board of directors and medical staff, but both hospitals will collaborate and share best practices in order to deliver the highest quality pediatric care. Combined, the hospitals will be among the top ten largest children’s health care providers in the United States once the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital opens in February 2015.

The UCSF Department of Radiology continues to focus on the best way to diagnose and treat pediatric patients and welcomes the increased collaboration. This partnership will greatly benefit our pediatric patients particularly the imaging care that we provide. To read about how UCSF Radiology places vital importance on working with younger patients, please see our collection of blog posts here!

For more information on the new affiliation between UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, please see here.