Children's Hospital Oakland
For nearly 100 years, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been delivering exceptional medical care to children from all regions of California. Parents choose Benioff Children's Hospital because they have the best trained and most experienced specialists and because of the genuine passion with which they treat every child.
You can expect a better outcome when your treatment team includes sub-specialty, fellowship-trained physicians covering over 30 pediatric specialties. They care for tens of thousands of children each year. This means more experience, which means quality care and better outcomes.
Care from a comprehensive team of highly trained board-certified pediatric specialists, nurses, technicians, and therapists is vital to ensure the right treatment from the start. This is the work they dedicate their lives to.
Their doctors know that children can't be treated as small adults. All their equipment is kid-sized, and they know the protocols that work best for children. They benefit from lower doses of radiation and anesthesia administered by pediatric specialists who stay abreast of the most innovative treatments.
Their trauma center in Oakland is an ACS verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center (one of only five in California) and is dedicated exclusively to caring for children. They are one of a few hospitals with the specialized staff and facilities able to treat rare illnesses and health problems in children.
- U.S. News & World Report Ranks UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals among the nation’s "Best Hospitals."
- UCSF Benioff Children's has 30+ pediatric sub-specialties from neurosurgery to sports medicine to urology.
- Research shows better outcomes when treated at an ACS verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center.Benioff Children's - - - Oakland is one of only five in California, and their doctors care exclusively for children.
- Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland's emergency room sees more kids each year than do the emergency rooms of the other local children's hospitals combined.
- Over 75% of the East Bay pediatricians on the "Best Doctors in America" list work at Children's Hospital Oakland.
Children's has a 99% retention rate among nurses.
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute
In addition to treating more kids than any pediatric hospital in the Bay Area, Benioff Children's research center has scientists working on 150 clinical trials. Since their research center and hospital are in the same place, up-to-the-minute insights, trends and data go directly from the lab to the hospital, and vice versa. For instance, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland developed what are now the worldwide-protocols for treating sickle cell anemia and cerebral palsy.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is a nationally recognized teaching hospital. They provide accredited residency education in general pediatrics and fellowship education to pediatricians seeking subspecialty training. Benioff Children's plays a major role in providing pediatric education to the over 300 residents and medical students a year. As a teaching facility they receive over 800 applicants a year for only 26 medical internships–so they can pick only the best.
Committed to All Children's Health
In 2012 they delivered 139.3 million dollars of charity care and community benefits, and want to continue delivering this kind of care in the future. Because full-service hospitals just for children are extremely specialized, few communities can support one. They need your support to ensure that kids get the care they need, and that life-saving research can continue. Your donations enable them to provide essential services to the children and families of Northern California and beyond.
Their mission is to protect and advance the health and well-being of children through clinical care, teaching and research.
It's their vision to be a leader in children’s health, achieved through:
- High quality, cost-effective, family-centered care
- Research that benefits children and adults worldwide
- Broad-based teaching and educational activities
- Child advocacy and health policy efforts
Their values describe how they behave and what they stand for as they move forward to fulfill their mission. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland's values are as follows:
RESPECT: They treat those whom they serve and those who work with them with courtesy and respect.
INTEGRITY: They act with integrity and ethical standards.
QUALITY: They provide quality care by doing the best for each patient and their family.
TEAMWORK: They work collaboratively to continuously improve patient outcomes and the satisfaction of their patients and families.
DIVERSITY: They support and sustain a community that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable.
STEWARDSHIP: They commit to being good stewards of the community and children they serveSee more