Community Involvement

From the beginning, the hospital planning process has involved members from the community, including the UCSF Community Advisory Group (CAG).  Over the years, we have hosted dozens of meetings for neighbors to provide input on the design of the hospital, and responded to community feedback by making major changes to the site plan and building design.  We also worked with the community to develop the Residental Sound Reduction Program for Helicopter Operations (RSRP) for neighbors who may be impacted by helicopter noise at the specified level (see below).

Helipad / Residential Sound Reduction Program (RSRP)

UCSF has developed a Residential Sound Reduction Program in consultation with the community to address the potential impact of helicopter noise from the proposed helipad. UCSF hosted community meetings on November 19, 2008 and December 11, 2008 to solicit community feedback on the draft RSRP. Meeting announcements were emailed to a neighborhood listserv of over 450 people, including key neighborhood organizations, and two postcard notices were sent to 260 nearby residences (owners and tenants) and 34 absentee owners. UCSF revised the program in response to this feedback.  For more information about the Helipad, the RSRP and upcoming meetings, please click here.

Project Specifics

At UCSF Medical Center we believe tomorrow’s medicine requires an investment in innovation today. That’s why we are building three breakthrough hospitals at San Francisco’s Mission Bay:

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay, built from the ground up with care and compassion in mind
  • UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital, offering women comprehensive services tailored to their unique needs
  • UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital, part of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

These pacesetting, healing environments will elevate care in our community to a new level of excellence. Located on the same campus as UCSF’s world-renowned research enterprise, they will further encourage the kind of collaboration for which UCSF, consistently one of the nation’s top 10 medical centers, is known – translating laboratory discoveries into next-generation therapies.

The opening of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in February 2015 will set a new standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability and translational medicine.  It will speed the application of laboratory discoveries to the treatment of patients in the Bay Area and beyond.  A team of dedicated men and women is setting the standard for collaborative hospital design and construction to help realize this goal.  For more information on construction work and the vision for the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, visit the Mission Bay Hospitals website 

Meeting Presentations, Agendas, and Other Documentation

Contact

For more information about this project, please contact:

Michele Davis, MPH, MCP
Assistant Director, Community Relations
Community & Government Relations
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street,Suite 103 | San Francscio, CA  94118-0462
tel: 415/476-3024 | fax: 415/476-3541
Email: Michele.Davis@UCSF.edu