The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will include a 183-bed children’s hospital with urgent and emergency care, primary care, and specialty outpatient services; a women’s hospital offering cancer care, specialty surgery and a 36-bed birth center; and a 70-bed adult hospital for cancer patients. The close proximity of the hospital complex to UCSF’s biomedical research campus at Mission Bay will speed the application of laboratory discoveries to the treatment of patients in the Bay Area and beyond. The entire project has been sustainably designed and is targeting LEED gold certification. Energy and water conservation measures, green spaces, and the use of non-toxic materials will be among the most extensive of any urban U.S. hospital. More information is available at http://missionbayhospitals.ucsf.edu.