In the not-too-distant future, women in the Bay Area and beyond will have access to a hospital and programs designed explicitly to provide them with personalized reproductive health care throughout their lives.
Women's Health at UCSF
At UCSF, we've long recognized the need for focus, compassion and innovation in women's health care. Since 1996, we've been proud to be a National Center of Excellence in Women's Health – one of 19 sites nationwide that has been designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a model of women's health care delivery.
Through the National Center of Excellence, we build lasting alliances by focusing on women's unique health needs, improving clinical care, teaching better medicine, cultivating leadership, enabling groundbreaking research and conducting effective outreach.
Women's Specialty Hospital
UCSF is now building a state-of-the-art hospital that will be devoted entirely to offering women a lifetime of reproductive health. It will be a place where a woman can have a baby in a birthing center, receive the latest in breast cancer care, or be treated for uterine fibroids – all in a warm, healing woman-centered environment. The women's specialty hospital is part of a new $1.6 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay scheduled to break ground in 2011.
To bring the hospital to life, we need the generosity of visionary donors. With your support, we will continue to raise the standard of excellence for women's health care around the world.
- Ranked among nation's top 10 hospitals for gynecology care by U.S News & World Report
- Founded the nation's first Family Planning Fellowship, producing leaders in research, clinical care and public policy that impact the reproductive rights and health of women
- Investigated and helped secure FDA approval for every new contraceptive introduced in the United States in the past 20 years
- Performed the first in vitro fertilization treatment in the Bay Area and pioneered the use of ICSI, the procedure that treats male infertility by injecting a single sperm into an egg
- Revolutionized the field of prenatal diagnosis, proving the safety and accuracy of tests now routinely used to screen for birth defects and informing public policy regarding their use
"We have the chance to incorporate our expertise, experience, unique model and passion into the creation of a brand new facility designed to provide women with a lifetime of reproductive health." - Nancy Milliken, MD, UCSF School of Medicine vice dean and UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health director
For more information on supporting Women's Health at UCSF, please contact Kevin McAteer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415/502-2404.