Quality of Patient Care

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is committed to providing the safest and highest quality care to patients. We measure our performance against our own rigorous standards as well as compare the outcomes of our care with top medical centers nationwide in our effort to continually improve the care we provide. We believe that sharing our results with the public is an obligation and a critical factor in our mission of continuous improvement.

At UCSF, we define optimal quality care as:

  • Superior care and outcomes
  • Outstanding patient safety
  • Care delivered in a timely manner
  • Fair, unbiased access to care

UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, which are part of the University of California, San Francisco, provide services ranging from primary care to organ and bone marrow transplants to intensive care for newborns. Our patients make 750,000 visits to our clinics annually, and about 30,000 patients are admitted to our hospitals each year.

Take a look at our Performance Improvement Annual Report.

Our progress in maintaining the highest standards of care is reflected in our accreditations, rankings and activities:

  • Ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals in the annual ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Maintained full accreditation from the Joint Commission, a nonprofit agency that evaluates and accredits health care facilities nationwide.
  • Received 2012 HealthGrade awards for outstanding patient experience and excellence in patient safety. UCSF Medical Center was the only California hospital to lead in both categories and was one of only 10 California hospitals that received the award for patient satisfaction.
  • Earned an "A" for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization created by a group of large employers to promote high quality, affordable health care.
  • Has been a leader in employing hospitalists, doctors who coordinate the complex array of care patients may receive from various specialists during a hospital stay.

Today, you have many choices for where you receive health care. We believe it is critical for medical centers to provide data on their performance so patients and their families can make informed decisions about where they seek care. Here is performance information on topics we think are important to you and your child.

If you have any questions regarding our performance or would like any other information about us, contact Quality Improvement:

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital — (415) 353-4103
  • UCSF Medical Center — (415) 353-1989

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about our performance, contact Quality Improvement:

  • UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
    (415) 353-4103
  • UCSF Medical Center
    (415) 353-1989

For help finding a doctor or other assistance, contact our Referral Service at (888) 689-UCSF or (888) 689-8273.

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