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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, known for innovation, technology and compassionate care. For more than a century, we have offered the highest quality medical treatment.

Today, we are one of the top children's hospitals in the nation, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Our expertise covers virtually all pediatric conditions, including cancer, heart disease, neurological disorders, organ transplants and orthopedics as well as the care of critically ill newborns.

Our 180-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is a "hospital within a hospital" with more than 150 specialists in almost 50 specialties. We have programs designed specifically for young patients, such as a 50-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, recreational therapy for recovering kids and 60 outreach clinics throughout Northern California. Our doctors were the first in the world to successfully perform surgery on a baby still in the womb. They also developed life-saving treatments for premature infants whose lungs aren't fully developed.

Hospital services customized for young patients, include:

  • Child Life to help children and their families adjust to hospitalization and make their stay as positive as possible
  • Compass Care, comprehensive palliative care for children with chronic life-threatening conditions as well as those who need end-of-life care
  • Social workers, who are trained in the needs of children and their families

In the area of neurology and neurosurgery, we are one of the leading hospitals in the nation. We have the largest brain tumor treatment program in the nation and the only comprehensive epilepsy center in Northern California.

We also have one of one of the nation's largest centers for kidney and liver transplants. Our AIDS program is the most comprehensive in the nation and our surgical eye care program is the largest in Northern California. In the area of orthopedics, we are internationally recognized for treating the spine, including deformities, degenerative disc disease, tumors and fractures.

In addition to that world-class medical knowledge, the compassion of our doctors, nurses and other staff are key to our success. We receive countless letters of gratitude from patients and their families, a true measure of the valuable and caring service we provide.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is part of UCSF Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, one of 10 campuses of the University of California.

Last updated March 24, 2014

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