It has been said that UCSF stands for “under construction, seldom finished.” Building new facilities is crucial to the university’s ability to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving fields of medical research and discovery, patient care, and education for health professionals.
Among several ambitious capital projects under way are the Precision Cancer Medicine Building at Mission Bay and a new UCSF research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). In both cases, philanthropy has played a pivotal role.
Precision Cancer Medicine Building: The new facility, to be located on 16th St. between 3rd and 4th and adjacent to the Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building, will consolidate UCSF’s current cancer treatment facilities at Mount Zion and Mission Bay into a single location.
The future Precision Cancer Medicine Building will revolutionize the way UCSF treats individuals with cancer. It will be a state-of-the art center in which all cancer patients can feel confident that they are receiving the finest care in the world, care that is tailored to each individual’s biology and life circumstances.
The 170,000-square-foot, six-floor facility will create a new model for cancer centers around the world. With 120 consultation rooms, 19 imaging centers, 62 infusion bays, and multiple radiation oncology services, it will enable UCSF cancer patients to receive all their care in one place. Construction will begin this spring, and the building is scheduled to open to patients in early 2019.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center: The new research and academic building will provide state-of-the-art research space for more than 800 UCSF physician-scientists, trainees, and staff at the ZSFG campus.
The new $188 million research and academic building at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) will provide state-of-the-art research space for more than 800 UCSF physician-scientists, trainees, and staff who work at ZSFG and are currently dispersed among several outdated buildings on the campus. The new building will be paid for by UCSF at no cost to city taxpayers.
The on-site presence of its robust research program is essential to maintaining top-quality patient care at ZSFG and to retaining and recruiting the world-class physicians who choose to work at ZSFG because of its public mission. One of the nation’s premier community hospitals, ZSFG is San Francisco’s only Level 1 Trauma Center—a rank reserved by the American College of Surgeons for only the most comprehensive trauma treatment centers. ZSFG trauma specialists each year treat more than 4,000 patients with critical injuries.
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