By Steven E.F. Brown- San Francisco Business Times, December 11, 2012

Kaiser Permanente gave $5 million to Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland to help rebuild its facilities.

Oakland is also the headquarters of Kaiser itself, and the two medical organizations share a long history in the city.

Gregory Adams, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals Inc., said Children’s Oakland is part of the region’s “safety net” and is important player in the future of Bay Area health care.

Children’s has the Bay Area’s only Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Earlier this year it said it planned a $450 million rebuild of its existing facility. Kaiser itself is building a completely new hospital in Oakland, just a couple miles from the Children’s site.

Just after Thanksgiving, news broke that Children’s Hospital planned to merge with the University of California, San Francisco medical center. Read more about that story here.

Bert Lubin is president and CEO of Children’s Hospital.


Steven E.F. Brown is web editor at the San Francisco Business Times.