October 1, 2012
Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and his wife, philanthropist Lynne Benioff, under the umbrella of Salesforce.com Foundation, hosted a benefit concert featuring Grammy award-winning trio Lady Antebellum and comedian Dana Carvey last week at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
The concert, benefitting UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital, drew thousands to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It raised $4.3 million to support completion of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay.
The children’s hospital is part of the larger UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay project that is being built in an integrated team approach, including UCSF, Stantec Architecture, Cambridge CM, DPR and 17 subcontractors at the Integrated Center for Design and Construction (ICDC) to deliver the ground-up, 878,000-sq.-ft. hospital complex.
"We're on time and on budget," said UCSF Medical Center CEO Mark Laret to SFGate about the 289-bed, state-of-the-art complex for children, women and cancer patients. "And we're just down to raising $195 million for our February 2015 opening."
The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay includes the 183-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at Mission Bay with an urgent care/emergency department, pediatric primary care, and specialty outpatient care; a Women's Specialty Hospital with 36 beds, cancer care, specialty surgery, and birth center; UCSF Cancer Hospital at Mission Bay, part of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center that will house 70 beds and offer inpatient and outpatient surgery for cancer specialties; and a 207,400-sq.-ft. outpatient building and a 36,000-sq.-ft. energy center with helipad, parking and support services. This project aims at LEED® Gold certification and will feature 16 individual gardens, creating green space totaling 4.3 acres. Over an acre of the space will be rooftop gardens, which will help to reduce storm water runoff. The complex will deliver 100 percent outdoor (rather than re-circulated) air to every space.
Once complete, the innovative hospital will set a new world-class standard for patient- and family-centered health care, safety, sustainability, and medicine. To view footage from the event, click here or for more information about UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, click here.