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Opening February 1, 2015
Our 70-bed UCSF Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay will offer cancer surgeries in specialties ranging from Endocrinology and Orthopedics to Melanoma and Gynecologic Oncology. Specialists at the cancer hospital will also be able to serve the unique needs of cancer patients from our children’s and women’s hospitals.
The plan to build a new cancer hospital at Mission Bay aims to increase inpatient and outpatient capacity to meet growing patient demand, address outdated facilities, and comply with state-mandated earthquake safety standards for hospitals. When it opens in February 2015, the cancer hospital we build at Mission Bay will absorb many of the cancer surgery beds currently located at the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.
Due to seismic law in California, our Mount Zion hospital must be retrofitted or replaced by 2015. After 2015 Mount Zion can only function as an outpatient facility. Given this eventuality, moving many of Mount Zion’s cancer surgery beds to Mission Bay is a vital first step toward moving all of our cancer services to Mission Bay over time. In the future, Mission Bay could house as many as 250 or more surgery beds, with a full complement of outpatient cancer care services.