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SAN FRANCISCO | UCSF Parnassus Rebuild | Multiple bldgs to 16 FL | 200 FT (Approx)

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Big(ger) Plans for UCSF’s Parnassus Campus Slated for Approval
January 4, 2021

While the growth of University of California San Francisco’s Parnassus Heights Campus was capped back in 1976, plans to add another 1.38 million square feet of clinical, research and administrative space, including the development of a new 16-story hospital on the eastern edge of the existing campus core, have been drawn.

And while UCSF’s plans for expanding the Parnassus Heights Campus had included the development of 750 new units of housing for students and staff as well, split between the Aldea Housing area near the top of Mount Sutro and along a restored 4th Avenue at the western side of the campus between Parnassus and Kirkham, the housing component of the proposed expansion has been increased to 1,263 units, half of which would be completed by the time the new hospital opens per a newly drafted Memorandum of Understanding with the City and the other half by 2050.

And with the goal of breaking ground next year and having the new hospital online by 2030, which is the year by which the existing Moffitt Hospital needs to be seismically retrofitted or decommissioned for inpatient care, UCSF will be seeking approval from the UC Regents to amend the existing space ceiling for the Parnassus Heights campus, an amendment which does not require Planning’s approval, and proceed as proposed on January 20-21.

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UCSF doesn't want to delay Parnassus expansion

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday asked the University of California Board of Regents to slow down its approval of a 2 million-square foot expansion of UCSF’s Parnassus campus.

In a 10-1 vote the board requested that the regents delay its vote until March. The regents, the board that controls the UC system, is scheduled to consider approvals during its Jan. 19 through Jan. 21 meeting.

In a statement later Tuesday, UCSF rejected the request, saying that pushing back approvals would “only delay building the critical health care infrastructure San Francisco needs today.”

UCSF said it had held 28 community meetings over two years, working with neighbors to “develop a 30-year plan to modernize our campus that addresses our hospital’s current lack of capacity.”

As a state agency UCSF does not require city approvals for land use or development decisions, but did spend several months negotiating a memorandum of understanding with Mayor London Breed’s office. As part of those negotiations the medical school and hospital agreed to increase the amount of housing in the plan from about 750 to 1,263 units and make about 40% of them available at below market rates. In addition UCSF agreed to invest $20 million in transportation improvements.

A spokesman for Breed also said the requested delay was unwarranted.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2021, 10:36 AM
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^^As someone who has done post-graduate medical training at UCSF and who also receives high quality specialty care there, I am aware what an absolute gem this institution—one of America’s 5 best medical schools—is and how lucky the city is to have them here. And it seems to me that Parnassus is the right place for it, on a Muni Metro line and near the geographic center of the city (but apparently the closest major hospital to the entite western half of town).

As usual, the supervisors are being stupid and shortsighted and have their priorities wrong, probably listening to a few NIMBYs in the Parnassus Heights neighborhood and ignoring the value of the institution to the city and, indeed, the entire region.

I hope they get to work soonest on modernizing the physical facilities and making them seismically safe. They have the power to ignore the supes and its the right thing to do.
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And it seems to me that Parnassus is the right place for it, on a Muni Metro line and near the geographic center of the city (but apparently the closest major hospital to the entite western half of town).
Southwestern quadrant of the town maybe. The northwest quadrant is well served with SFVAMC, St Mary's, Kaiser, and UCSF Mt Zion. And if you live at the border of northwest and northeast SF, CPMC Van Ness is also an option. If you ride 38 Geary often, you'd be quite familiar with all these various locations. Slightly off topic but interestingly it highlights the importance of Geary and is more reason why we should add either a Metro line or more ideally a BART extension underneath Geary.

Obviously these don't have the prestige and extensive specialty services of UCSF Parnassus but they're still major hospitals in their own right.
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Southwestern quadrant of the town maybe. The northwest quadrant is well served with SFVAMC, St Mary's, Kaiser, and UCSF Mt Zion. And if you live at the border of northwest and northeast SF, CPMC Van Ness is also an option. If you ride 38 Geary often, you'd be quite familiar with all these various locations. Slightly off topic but interestingly it highlights the importance of Geary and is more reason why we should add either a Metro line or more ideally a BART extension underneath Geary.

Obviously these don't have the prestige and extensive specialty services of UCSF Parnassus but they're still major hospitals in their own right.
SFVAMC does not see civilian patients (my old boss was chief of the medical services there in the mid-2000s), Mt Zion is ambulatory care only, no emergency facitlities, St. Mary's is very small and would route trauma cases to SFGeneral. Kaiser is restricted to it's HMO members. Ambulances typically won't route Kaiser members to the hospital. Just saying.
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SFVAMC does not see civilian patients (my old boss was chief of the medical services there in the mid-2000s), Mt Zion is ambulatory care only, no emergency facitlities, St. Mary's is very small and would route trauma cases to SFGeneral. Kaiser is restricted to it's HMO members. Ambulances typically won't route Kaiser members to the hospital. Just saying.
None of what you're saying disputes that these are still major hospitals. Hospitals are required to treat patients regardless of insurance or ability to pay. They may be transferred once stabilized to a more appropriate facility, however.

St Mary's has 275 licensed beds, so it's not a small, rural hospital by any means.

Also, UCSF Mt Zion has 46 acute care private rooms and seven ICU beds.

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/locations/mount-zion
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Southwestern quadrant of the town maybe. The northwest quadrant is well served with SFVAMC, St Mary's, Kaiser, and UCSF Mt Zion. And if you live at the border of northwest and northeast SF, CPMC Van Ness is also an option. If you ride 38 Geary often, you'd be quite familiar with all these various locations. Slightly off topic but interestingly it highlights the importance of Geary and is more reason why we should add either a Metro line or more ideally a BART extension underneath Geary.

Obviously these don't have the prestige and extensive specialty services of UCSF Parnassus but they're still major hospitals in their own right.
I was referring to "west of Twin Peaks" and I'm sure you realize the VA medical center is only available to eligible vets (of which I am one and use it).

I am quite familiar with all of them and if I lived in the Sunset I wouldn't call any of them convenient as compared to UCSF Parnassus.

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None of what you're saying disputes that these are still major hospitals. Hospitals are required to treat patients regardless of insurance or ability to pay. They may be transferred once stabilized to a more appropriate facility, however.

St Mary's has 275 licensed beds, so it's not a small, rural hospital by any means.

Also, UCSF Mt Zion has 46 acute care private rooms and seven ICU beds.

https://www.ucsfhealth.org/locations/mount-zion
Again, the VA is not open to the general public so forget it. If a non-vet goes there, he/she will be sent elsewhere after stabilization if necessary. I do not consider St. Mary's, Mt. Zion and Kaiser (which is also not available to the general public who aren't members except for stabilization if someone happens to stumble in--ambulances won't take non-members there) really in what I referred to as the western part of the city but I'll grant they are probably as convenient to the Richmond (but not the Sunset) as UC.

As you may know, ERs are rated according to their capability (what specialties are available 24/7 etc). SF has only one Level 1 trauma center which is SF General. St. Mary's, like UC, is a Level 2 ER. But UCSF is a Comprehensive Stroke Center and rated among the top 3 hospitals in the country for neurologic care. Also, as a teaching hospital, is has virtually all specialties in the building 24/7 which is something almost no non-teaching facility offers.

Anyway, at least for the Sunset, which is a sizable part of the city, it's a vital resource whose seismic renovation and improvement should not be impaired by San Francisco.

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I've never really thought about this in depth before but it does seem like the southwestern quadrant of the city is only served by UCSF Parnassus. And it's really in the northeast corner of the southwest quadrant. So someone in the Outer Sunset near the Zoo or Oceanview has a pretty long ride to the ED. The next closest medical center would be CPMC Mission Bernal and then Seton Medical Center (which nearly closed down) in Daly City. So yes, UCSF Parnassus is a vital resource.
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UC Regents approval

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UCSF’s “modernization plan” for its Parnassus Heights campus got the go-ahead from the University of California Board of Regents on Thursday. The $3 billion, 30-year project includes a new hospital and research facilities as well as 1,200 units of housing for students and faculty.

... The project will include the replacement of the 70-year-old Moffitt Hospital, which does not meet the state’s seismic code and must be decommissioned for inpatient care by 2030, the same time the new hospital is scheduled to open.

UCSF has said that the new hospital is urgently needed, as it currently turns away about 3,000 patients a year seeking care because of a lack of bed capacity.

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While the regents’ vote allowed the project to move forward, there was also a victory for critics wishing to slow it down and iron out details. The regents voted to require that the agreement between the city and UCSF be “enforceable” and approved by regents chair John Perez.

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Earlier in the week, UCSF announced it reached an agreement with the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council and the project contractor to ensure that it is built with union labor. It is expected to create 1,000 jobs.

Next month, UCSF will begin a design process that includes community members and the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, which designed the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Those meetings will focus on exterior building design, site access, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, landscaping and open space connections to the Mount Sutro Forest that is part of the campus.
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Great news!
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30 year project, wow! Hopefully we all get to see how this turns out in our lifetime
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