Campus Messages

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

October 22, 2020
UCSF Health

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that after a national search, Matthew Cook will be joining UCSF Health as president of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, and senior vice president of Children’s Services, effective December 31.

Matt will be responsible for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, a $1.4 billion pediatric enterprise. He will oversee strategic direction, operations and clinical services for all pediatric services and will partner with academic programs. Matt will report directly to me and the Board of Directors of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. He will be a core member of the UCSF Health leadership team, and member of the UCSF Health Leadership Council, which shapes our strategic direction.

His appointment was enthusiastically recommended by the Board of Directors of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, and on Tuesday, we received approval for his appointment from the UC Board of Regents.

Matt is a seasoned health care leader, with experience in operations and strategy and a history of working effectively with boards. Since 2016, he has been president of Riley Children’s Health and also chief strategy officer of Indiana University Health (IU Health) in Indianapolis, the largest health system in Indiana with over $7 billion in revenue, 17 hospitals and 40,000 employees.

At Riley Children’s Health, he has provided strategic direction and leadership for pediatric services throughout IU Health, as well as the maternity program based in downtown Indianapolis. He has direct leadership of the 314-bed Riley Hospital for Children and the 101-bed maternal and newborn health program at IU Methodist Hospital, along with the 39-bed pediatric program at IU...

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October 2, 2020
UC System
UCSF Health

Dear UCSF Community,

With the first flu patient admissions already underway in our medical center, we want to draw your attention to an important and looming deadline.

As you are aware, UC President Michael Drake, MD, has strongly encouraged universal flu vaccines for the entire UC community by Oct. 31, 2020, and is requiring all students, faculty and staff living, learning or working on any UC site to have a flu vaccine effective Nov. 1, unless they have an approved medical exemption, or disability or religious accommodation.*

We ask for your support to help keep our frontline care providers and all other faculty, staff, learners and patients healthy this fall. So far, more than 60% of our UCSF Health employees have received their influenza vaccines, along with 35% of our Campus employees. During the next few weeks, we will need to vaccinate 19,000 additional members of the UCSF community.

There are numerous options available for you to get your vaccine, including on-site flu clinics, Occupational Health clinics, your primary care provider and most pharmacies. Please visit the Occupational Health Services web site for a full list of on-site clinic locations and dates, as well as additional free options for members of UC health plans. For additional guidance, including how to submit outside documentation and a manager’s toolkit, please visit the...

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