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June Community Meeting – Construction Update 

Wednesday, June 15, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | CHORI Library, 5700 MLK Jr. Way


July Community Meeting – Construction Update 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | CHORI Library, 5700 MLK Jr. Way


August Community Meeting – Construction Update 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | CHORI Library, 5700 MLK Jr. Way


September Community Meeting – Construction Update 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. | CHORI Library, 5700 MLK Jr. Way



Latest News

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland hits milestone for new outpatient center

By Chris Rauber, San Francisco Business Times – May 3, 2016 It’s been a long time coming, but UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland “topped out” its new outpatient center’s six-story steel skeleton recently. The pediatric hospital, part of UCSF Health under CEO Mark Laret, broke ground on the project last October, and expects the new ambulatory center to open in the fall of next year. It’s the first, $180 million phase of a $500 million, 10-year expansion and rebuild project designed to meet California seismic safety requirements and upgrade and modernize the campus. The new structure is located at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and 52nd Street. The April 27 topping out celebration featured brief speeches by the hospital’s longtime president and CEO, Burt Lubin, M.D., Chief Operating Officer Richard DeCarlo and Oakland City Council Member Noel Gallo. (DeCarlo is also COO at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital campus in San...

Construction Milestone for New Outpatient Center

Posted By Mark Dufrene, The Mercury News – April 27, 2016 A “Topping Out” ceremony was held at the construction site of the new Outpatient Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland with the symbolic lifting of a top beam that had been signed and decorated by hospital staff, patients, families and community members. Four young patients were able to witness the lifting of the decorated beam along with hospital staff and community leaders. The center is scheduled to open in the fall of...

Oakland Children’s Hospital breaks ground for new center

By Jill Tucker, SF Gate – October 27, 2015 This wasn’t any ordinary groundbreaking ceremony. The symbolic construction kickoff for a new six-story outpatient center at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland was a 90-minute affair Monday featuring one of the Bay Area’s richest power couples, the governor and more than a few local elected officials. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf joined CEO Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, to shovel the ceremonial dirt, officially starting the construction of the $50 million, 89,000-square-foot building that will eventually adjoin the current outpatient center. The new center will house neurology, rehabilitation, cardiology and other services currently located in the hospital, opening up space to expand the number of patient beds and patient care facilities in the main building. “This is a confluence of so many different minds and investment streams and imaginations, and that’s what it takes,” Gov. Jerry Brown said in brief remarks. The project, located at 52nd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, required overcoming several significant hurdles, including addressing neighbor concerns, funding, design changes and the relocation of the 1930s house on the site, a sentimental place with a backstory similar to Pixar’s “Up” house. “I have to hand it to Children’s Hospital for working with nearby neighbors and community organizations,” said North Oakland City Councilman Dan Kalb, “to do what they needed to do to have an important expansion and still be a part of the neighborhood.” Several in attendance noted that the project was personal — many of them had been patients or had brought their sick children to the hospital on more than one...

Gov. Jerry Brown at Children’s Hospital Oakland expansion event

By Rebecca Parr, Contra Costa Times – October 26, 2015 OAKLAND — Gov. Jerry Brown joined local leaders Monday to break ground for an outpatient center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. The six-story, 89,000-square-foot building will be the first step in a 10-year expansion to rebuild and upgrade the health center to meet state seismic standards. “This is the confluence of so many different minds, investment streams, imaginations; that’s what it takes,” Brown said. The governor noted that the hospital represents a connection of the University of California, Oakland, San Francisco, and philanthropists Marc and Lynne Benioff. Children’s Hospital Oakland affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco in 2014. The Benioffs have donated $250 million and held fundraisers for the two hospitals. “We’re going to build the world’s greatest children’s hospital right here in Oakland,” Benioff said. “We did it in San Francisco; we’re going to do it again. The children of Oakland deserve the greatest children’s hospital in the world. We’re going to make it happen.” Benioff, CEO of Salesforce and a cloud computing pioneer, had a message for his fellow tech leaders about philanthropy. “If you’re coming here to San Francisco, if you’re going to come to the Bay Area, you’re going to build a huge company, you’re going to make a large amount of money, you’d better be ready to give back,” he said. The new center will be next to the current outpatient center and will house neurology, rehabilitation, cardiology and other subspecialty clinics. “We still have lot of programs in the main hospital that provide services that should be in the outpatient...
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