Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

Special Announcement concerning UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has affiliated with Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland (CHO). Together, the two partners will become even stronger advocates for young patients on both sides of the San Francisco Bay.

Now, thanks to another generous $100 million gift from Lynne and Marc Benioff, we will strengthen the existing talent and programs in basic and clinical research and patient care offered by these two premier institutions – to read more about UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, please visit – This funding also will enable us to attract world-renowned researchers and clinicians to accelerate the development of innovative solutions for children’s health care throughout the Bay Area, as well as nationally and globally.

BCH Logos

You will notice a few changes to our name – and our look – starting with the colorful emblem on this page. The adoption of the Oakland location’s logo, which we are truly excited about, visibly places children at the heart of our mission and symbolizes our united efforts.

In addition, our San Francisco hospital will be called UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, and CHO will be named UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Together, we are simply known as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. When our doors open at Mission Bay in February 2015, we will become one of the top 10 largest children’s health care providers in the country.

We are proud of your work to heal young patients, families, and communities around the globe, and we are truly looking forward to all that we will be able to accomplish as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Interim Chancellor
Dean, School of Medicine
UC San Francisco

Mark R. Laret
UCSF Medical Center UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco