When a patient needs a liver or kidney transplant, UCSF is the place people go. When it comes to treating breast or prostate cancer, or leukemia, UCSF is among the best in the world. It’s the same case for dozens of other specialties. UCSF is a place where people and practice don’t stand still, and if you’re a patient, that’s the kind of place you want to be.

The rankings reflect that: In its 2013-2014 review of hospitals, U.S. News & World Report ranked UCSF seventh in the nation and the best in Northern California.

Because of this, the demand for patient services has grown sharply, and we’re working to expand the range of health and medical services we bring to the community.

In 2015, we will be opening the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which will include new hospitals for children, women and cancer. As we build new, state-of-the-art facilities for clinical care and research, we’ll continue to invest in our existing sites at Parnassus and Mount Zion.

UCSF also has had a long history serving the Bay Area community through affiliations with San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. The most recent affiliation that will expand our impact is with Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, creating the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

In the next decade, our health care delivery system will be challenged by the imperative to improve quality, safety, efficiency and affordability. The implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) will push UCSF’s clinical enterprise to come up with innovative ways to deliver the highest value to compete for patients in the health care marketplace.

With world-class clinicians, collaborative partners and new facilities, we are poised to remain leaders in patient care.