UCSF envisions new hospital after $500M donation

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) received a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation to help plan and build a new hospital, according to a Feb. 8 release from the university.

This recent sum for the expansion campus comes 13 months after the Diller Foundation’s pledged $500 million to an endowment and innovation funds. UCSF announced the hospital and outpatient complex will be immediately renamed the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights.

“This incredible commitment sets the stage for a 21st Century hospital that will play a critical role in patient care for San Franciscans and our community, as well as patients from around the nation and the globe who come to UCSF for care, including highly specialized tertiary and quaternary care,” said UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS. “Most importantly, it will support each patient’s experience at every step, providing a welcoming, patient-centered environment that promotes warmth and respect, upholding the highest standards of hospitality and patient safety, while also incorporating the latest technologies.”

This latest gift brings the total amount pledge by Helen Diller to UCSF to $1.15 billion.