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  • UCSF Update on COVID-19 Vaccines


    COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout at UCSF Health We are pleased to announce that UCSF Health has received our initial batch of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, and that we have begun vaccinating our health care workers in our high-risk areas. When this first round is complete, we will vaccinate other UCSF health care workers and first responders according to groupings by level of risk. These vaccinations add another layer of safety to the precautions we have in place to protect your health . We hope to begin vacc... read more

  • Flu Shots for Children Available


    Everyone should get a flu shot and we can help with your child's flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends most people age 6 months and older get a flu shot. And during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever to be vaccinated. The flu vaccine protects vulnerable individuals like children, the elderly and people with a weakened immune system (such as anyone with cancer), who are more likely to get severely ill. It also reduces the burden on our health ... read more

  • How UCSF Benioff Children's Is Making Surgery Safe During COVID-19


    The idea of surgery in the midst of a pandemic can seem scary. Unfortunately, sometimes surgery is medically necessary for well-being, and at UCSF we're committed to supporting your health. The surgical staff at our hospital are experts in infection prevention and control, safely managing 150 procedures a day. For protection against the novel coronavirus, here are some added precautions we’ve taken to ensure your safety: Daily Staff Screening Everyone who works in our hospitals – from doctors and nurses... read more

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Rank Among the Nation’s Best For All 10 Specialties in 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report


    Survey Recognizes Hospitals with High Rankings in Pediatric Cancer Care, Neurosurgery and Other Pediatric Specialties UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals rank among the nation’s best pediatric medical centers in all 10 specialties that were assessed in the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report annual survey of Best Children’s Hospitals, reflecting the high quality of care the hospitals provide for our communities. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland together ranked among the to... read more

  • With Safety Precautions In-place, We Are Scheduling Appointments


      We are pleased to announce the re-opening of all essential medical services. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your primary care provider’s or specialist’s office to schedule the care your child needs, including routine and preventive care, immunizations, allergy shots, eye exams, physical therapy, surgeries and mental health services. Enhanced Safety Precautions In-place Here is what we are doing to provide the best care for your child and enhance everyone’s safety during this corona vir... read more

  • Red and White Meats Are Equally Bad for Cholesterol


    UCSF CHORI Study Also Shows Saturated Fats Raise Low Density Lipoproteins by the Same Amount Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat, such as poultry, has equally negative effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition The study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) – the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland – surprised the researchers with the discove... read more

  • Scientists Slow Progression of Debilitating Neurodegenerative Disorder


    Chelation Study on PKAN Has Implications for Treating Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis  An international study led by scientists in Oakland, CA, and Munich, Germany, may offer hope to children and adults with a rare and debilitating genetic disorder, Pantothenate Kinase-associated neurodegeneration (PKAN), as well as a potentially new approach to treat other neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The study, which involved... read more

  • Virtual Reality Enhances Brain Surgery


    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals has been re-envisioning the entire pediatric health care experience with technology that most young patients can relate to—virtual reality (VR). At the hospital’s Oakland campus, patient and family anxiety levels are lowered prior to brain surgery with a VR tour of the surgical path to their tumor, guided by the child’s neurosurgeon. Meanwhile VR is used to educate medical staff more thoroughly and communicate clearly about an upcoming surgery. Kurtis Auguste, MD, depart... read more

  • Grammy, Pulitzer, and Oscar Winners Come Together for Our Kids


    Musician Ryan Tedder , lead singer of OneRepublic, will be joined by renowned authors and special guests for Notes & Words , an epic, one-night-only event benefiting UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland on April 27. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Notes & Words, which has raised nearly $10 million for our young patients. In addition to leading his chart-topping band, Tedder is an acclaimed producer and songwriter, penning hits for superstars including Adele, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez,... read more

  • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Named Among Nation’s Premier Hospitals in Annual Quality Survey


    “Top Hospitals” Award Recognizing Highest Levels of Quality and Safety in Hospitals UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland has been awarded a “2018 Top Hospitals” award by The Leapfrog Group, placing it among an elite group of hospitals that have achieved the highest levels of quality and safety. The Oakland hospital was one of only two children’s hospitals in California to receive the distinction and the only children’s hospital in Northern California to do so. The Leapfrog Group is a national health... read more