UCSF Medical Center

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Coordinates: 37°45′47.67″N 122°27′29.76″W / 37.7632417°N 122.4582667°W / 37.7632417; -122.4582667

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
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UCSF Medical Center
Location San Francisco, California, USA
Care system Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of California, San Francisco
Beds 796
Website http://www.ucsfhealth.org/

The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center is a hospital in research and a teaching hospital in San Francisco, California and is the medical center of the University of California, San Francisco. It is one of the leading hospitals in the United States and with the UCSF School of Medicine has been the site of various breakthroughs in all specialties of medicine. Patients with complex diseases from around the world seek treatment at UCSF Medical Center, it has campuses located at Parnassus Heights, Mount Zion and Mission Bay.

In 2017, it was ranked as the 5th-best overall medical center in the United States and the #1 hospital in California by U.S.News & World Report.[1] The following specialties were ranked in the top 10: diabetes and endocrinology (5); neurology and neurosurgery (5); cancer (6); urology (7); nephrology (7); gynecology (8); geriatrics (8); rheumatology (10).[2] A new 43-acre (170,000 m2) campus in the Mission Bay neighborhood opened on February 1, 2015.[3] The medical center received a philanthropic donation of $100 million from Chuck Feeney in February 2015, the largest gift by an individual in the history of the UC system.[4]


The 600-bed Parnassus center serves as the main campus and houses the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, extensive research labs, and the main Dental and Nursing buildings.

In June 2013, Becker's Hospital Review listed the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus as the 9th highest grossing hospital in America with a gross revenue of $6.88 billion.[5]

Mission Bay[edit]

The UCSF medical center at Mission Bay opened February 1, 2015 and hosts three hospitals (UCSF Benioff children's hospital, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital, and UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital) and an outpatient facility. Overall, the 6-story medical center covers 878,000-square-foot and has 289 beds, it also has 4.3 acres of green space, including 100,000 square feet of ground landscaping (making it one of the greenest hospitals in the US) and 60,000 square feet of rooftop gardens.

Mount Zion[edit]

Mount Zion Hospital was planned in 1887 by members of the Jewish community in San Francisco, it opened its doors in 1897 and gradually became a major center of medical research. It merged with UCSF in 1990,[6] the Mount Zion hospital now has the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Women's Health Center. Mount Zion includes a Surgery Center with 10 operating rooms and 90 beds.

The UCSF Medical Center is considered one of the top hospitals in the nation, and ranks in the top ten in the US News 2005 survey, the Medical Center conducts research in almost every field of medicine and supports top-notch programs in many specialties including AIDS, cancer, and pediatric research.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "America's Best Hospitals 2007". U.S.News & World Report. 2007-07-15. Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  2. ^ "UCSF Medical Center". US News and Report. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ Becker's Hospital Review
  6. ^ "Mount Zion Chronicles" at the UCSF website

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