UC Regents Approve Fundraising Campaign for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

The UC Board of Regents today approved a proposed fundraising campaign to raise at least $500 million toward the development of the first phase of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. UCSF is planning to build a 289-bed, integrated medical center to serve children, women and cancer patients on a 14.5-acre parcel, which is south of UCSF's existing 43-acre life sciences campus at Mission Bay. Upon completion of the first phase in 2014, the 865,000-plus-gross-square-foot hospital complex will include:
  • A 183-bed children's hospital and pediatric primary and specialty ambulatory care facilities;
  • A 36-bed women's hospital and select women's ambulatory services;
  • A 70-bed cancer hospital; and
  • A central utility plant, underground tunnel, bridge, helipad and parking.
The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will provide a world-class, sophisticated, efficient, flexible and family-centered healing environment. The technologically advanced facilities will provide comprehensive diagnostic, interventional and support services, and use advanced robotic and imaging technology during surgery. "It's a momentous time for UCSF," said Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center. "We are embarking on a bold plan to build a state-of-the-art hospital complex at Mission Bay. By locating the medical center at Mission Bay, with its fertile research environment, UCSF will be able to bring together the best scientists and clinicians to accelerate the pace of discovery into new medical advances that directly benefit patients."
Mark Laret joined Chancellor Mike Bishop and Diane

Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center, joined UCSF Chancellor Mike Bishop and Diane "Dede" B. Wilsey to discuss the fundraising campaign for the new medical center at Mission Bay at the Regents' meeting on Wednesday.

The first phase of the Mission Bay hospital project is estimated to cost about $1.3 billion. State support for these facilities is expected to be limited; therefore, any new hospital construction must be financed through a combination of medical center reserves, debt financing and private support. The campus has received significant early indication of private support for the project and has begun the initial phase of a capital campaign to raise at least $500 million. The fundraising campaign is being conducted jointly by the University and UCSF Foundation, under the leadership of Senior Vice Chancellor Bruce Spaulding and Associate Vice Chancellor James Asp. Diane "Dede" B. Wilsey, a civic leader and philanthropist, is the voluntary chair of the fundraising campaign. Wilsey is joined by the following volunteers on the campaign planning project:
  • Barbara Bass Bakar, former president and CEO of Emporium/Weinstock's and former chair and CEO of I. Magnin, San Francisco;
  • Ronald Conway, founder and general partner of Angel Investors LP, a privately held venture capital firm;
  • William H. Davidow, founding partner of Mohr Davidow Ventures, a venture capital firm;
  • Robert Lesko, executive director of private wealth management at Morgan Stanley;
  • Carmen Policy, president and CEO of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns from 1998 to 2004 and former president and CEO of the San Francisco 49ers; and
  • Richard M. Rosenberg, retired chair and CEO of the Bank of America Corporation and Bank of America NT&SA.
UCSF selected Anshen + Allen in association with William McDonough + Partners for the design of the Mission Bay hospital complex. Anshen + Allen is an award-winning San Francisco-based architectural firm specializing in health care, research and academic facilities. William McDonough + Partners is a leader in design for sustainability and eco-effective design. The team also includes Rutherford & Chekene and ARUP engineers. Room to Grow The plan to build new facilities at Mission Bay allows UCSF to increase inpatient and outpatient capacity to meet growing patient demand, address old and outdated facilities, and comply with state-mandated earthquake safety standards for hospitals. UCSF Medical Center's facilities on the Parnassus campus are composed of two adjoining 15-story buildings that function as one hospital: Moffitt, built in 1955, and Long, built in 1982. Long is seismically sound and viable beyond 2030, but Moffitt must be replaced by 2030. Both facilities are overcrowded, costly to maintain and functionally obsolete. UCSF Medical Center also operates facilities at Mount Zion, where buildings date to 1948. California state law requires hospitals to evaluate their facilities, develop plans to meet seismic standards and ensure their buildings are safe. State law requires Mount Zion hospital to be retrofitted or replaced by 2013, although the recent passage of SB 1661 will extend the seismic deadline from 2013 to 2015 for hospitals that request and receive an extension. Moffitt hospital must be retrofitted or replaced by 2030. The new medical center at Mission Bay is a key element of UCSF's long-term vision to advance its education, research and patient care missions. The University's vision is to create and sustain vibrant, integrated clinical, research and educational programs, building upon UCSF's unique strengths and ability to impact health care regionally, nationally and internationally. This vision is the product of a four-year campus strategic planning effort that involved broad representation and input, including medical center and campus leadership, faculty, staff, members of the community and others. The long-term vision for UCSF's clinical and research activities at these three sites is:
  • Parnassus Heights: Focus on tertiary and quaternary care, including neurosurgery, cardiovascular and transplant services and adult emergency care;
  • Mission Bay: Construct a hospital complex for children's, women's and cancer services; and
  • Mount Zion: Expand its use as a hub for ambulatory services, outpatient surgery, and related clinical research and education.
UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Children's Hospital are recognized throughout the world as leaders in health care, and are known for innovative medicine, advanced technology and compassionate care. For almost a century, UCSF Medical Center has offered unparalleled medical treatment. Expertise covers virtually all conditions, including cancer, heart disease, infertility, neurological disorders, organ transplantation and orthopedics, as well as specialty services for women and children. To learn more about how to support bringing the vision of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay to life, please contact Sterrin Bird, CFRE, senior director of development, at 415/353-3860. Related Links: Facts About UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay UCSF Medical Center Names Dede Wilsey to Lead New Philanthropic Effort UCSF Today, Feb. 1, 2007 UCSF Enters into Contract Negotiations with Architectural Firm for Mission Bay Hospital Complex