Video Captures Excitement of Groundbreaking for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

Sam Hawgood, dean of UCSF School of Medicine, shows a model of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay at the groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 26.

A new video captures the excitement of recent groundbreaking festivities for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.

The events were held especially to thank everyone who has contributed to the project over the past decade.

At a ceremony on Oct. 26, UCSF broke ground on a state-of-the-art and sustainable medical center at Mission Bay – a 289-bed, 878,000 square-foot complex that promises to transform care for women, children and cancer patients when it opens in 2014.

Video: Breaking Ground for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay


More than 200 community members, elected officials, donors and UCSF leaders, faculty and staff and patients celebrated the milestone, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, UCSF Medical Center CEO Mark Laret, UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, and Carlos Garcia, superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District. They are all featured in the video.

UCSF also hosted a community celebration for faculty, staff, students and trainees as well as neighbors on Oct. 27. That family-friendly event drew scores of visitors to UCSF Mission Bay, where participants enjoyed food, entertainment, gardening and games.

Photo by Elisabeth Fall/fallfoto.com

Related Links:


Breaking Ground for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, YouTube

Community Celebrates Groundbreaking of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay,
UCSF Today, October 29, 2010

UCSF Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Mission Bay Medical Center,
UCSF Today, October 27, 2010