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President Bill Clinton Tours New UCSF Hospitals

Bill Clinton visited with patients at the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. Photo by Anna Kuperberg

U.S. President Bill Clinton visited UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Feb. 5 to view the new state-of the-art facilities for children, women and cancer patients.

Invited as a guest of Marc and Lynne Benioff, whose generous contributions made one of the new hospitals – UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco – possible, the President visited with children and teens, who shared their experiences since the move to the new site on Feb. 1.

Led by a teen patient, President Clinton toured the facilities, including the family-friendly patient rooms, classroom and teen lounge. The teen demonstrated the hospital’s unique interactive bedside technology, which enables patients to order room service and movies, Skype coworkers and classmates, update social media and email their clinical team. President Clinton also watched the hospital’s fleet of 24-hour robots in action as they removed and delivered food, linens, medications and lab specimens.

They were accompanied by UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, and Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

Patients at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco share a moment with President Bill Clinton.Photo by Anna Kuperberg

Marc Benioff, Mark Laret, Bill Clinton, Sam Hawgood and Lynne Benioff enjoyed their tour of the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.Photo by Anna Kuperberg

Patients are excited to meet President Bill Clinton. Photo by Anna Kuperberg

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