Community Involvement

From the beginning, the hospital planning process has involved members from the community, including the 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.

On November 16, 2010, UCSF hosted a Community Advisory Group Action Team (CAT) Meeting.  The agenda covered the Mission Bay Hospitals Project, including an update from Cindy Lima, Executive Director of the project, a description of planned construction activities and the proposed design for a new parking garage. 

For more information on the November 16th CAT Meeting, please see:

Meeting presentations, agendas, summaries, and other documentation

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 Women’s Specialty Hospital, offering women comprehensive services tailored to their unique needs
  • UCSF 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.

Much work must be done before we can open the new children’s, women’s, and cancer hospitals in early 2015. For more information on construction work and the vision for the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, visit the Mission Bay Hospitals website 

Residential Sound Reduction Program (RSRP) for Helicopter Operations

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 Wednesday, November 19, and Thursday, 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 staff also conducted door-to-door outreach and phone calls to invite community members to attend the meetings and to discuss the proposed program. UCSF revised the program in response to this feedback.

For more information on RSRP outreach and program elements, please see:

Following are links to related documents:

Meeting Presentations, Agendas, and Other Documentation


For more information about this project, please see CGR Staff Contact Information.

UCSF Resources