The affiliation was effective as of Jan. 1, 2014.
While Children’s Hospital Oakland will remain separately licensed and retain its own board of directors and separate medical staff, the hospitals will collaborate and share best practices for the delivery of pediatric care, the release says.
"In addition to the two main hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, patients can access more than 800 pediatricians and pediatric specialists delivering specialized care daily at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and Children’s Oakland, as well as hundreds of community-based pediatricians affiliated with the two hospitals who provide pediatric diagnostic services and specialty care" the release says.
"The two hospitals jointly offer more than 65 different pediatric medical specialties and subspecialties including transplant, sickle cell, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, thalassemia, pediatric rehab, and asthma and diabetes care."
Bert Lubin, M.D., CEO of Children's Hospital Oakland, said, “The synergies created by these two respected institutions coming together allows children and families to benefit from greater depth and breadth of pediatric expertise as well as innovation that is possible by working together.”
Children’s Hospital Oakland is one of only two solely designated California Level One pediatric trauma centers in the region and has one of largest pediatric intensive care units in Northern California, according to hospital officials.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is part of UC San Francisco, whose School of Medicine leads schools nationally in grants from the National Institutes of Health, the press release said.