UCSF Health Helen Diller Hospital Groundbreaking

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UCSF Health Helen Diller Hospital Groundbreaking

Bold new vision for UCSF’s historic Parnassus Heights campus takes shape with groundbreaking of the new UCSF Health Helen Diller Hospital announced by Chancellor Hawgood, School of Medicine Dean King, and UCSF Health President and CEO Gunasekaran.

Dear UCSF Community,

Our bold new vision for UCSF’s historic Parnassus Heights campus is taking shape as we’ve officially broken ground on the new UCSF Health Helen Diller Hospital. This marks a pivotal moment for our teams, our patients and the broader UCSF community.

The $4.3 billion facility, opening in 2030, is one of the most advanced hospitals being built in the U.S. It will provide outstanding and innovative care for generations to come. By expanding access to UCSF Health’s complex care services, the hospital will serve as a state-of-the-art, holistic healing habitat that is aligned with UCSF’s integrated research, education and care delivery mission. The UCSF Health Helen Diller Hospital underscores our dedication to the health of San Francisco, the Bay Area and California.

In addition to the hospital, there will be a research and academic building opening in 2028. This will foster collaboration between scientists, health care professionals, staff and learners from various disciplines within the University. Our talented team will soon have world-class facilities that match the excellence of the care they provide.

On Thursday, approximately 2,100 employees joined UCSF leaders to celebrate this milestone and learn more about the hospital, experiencing a full-scale patient room, posing for photos with the official shovel and planting native plants.

More than 200 national, civic, business and academic leaders were on hand for the groundbreaking event on Saturday, including Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, University of California President Michael V. Drake, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, UCSF leaders and other supporters.

Read the story in our UCSF newsroom to learn more.

We are proud to mark this moment together, as the new hospital will be the cornerstone of a comprehensive, 30-year plan to transform the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor

Suresh Gunasekaran
President and CEO
UCSF Health

Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD
Dean, School of Medicine
Vice Chancellor, Medical Affairs

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