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Childhood Cancer Expert Champions Innovative Treatment at New Hospital

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
11/07/14  12:49 AM PST

By Suzanne Leigh, UCSF’s Senior Public Information Representative for Health Canal

It offers whimsical works of art by celebrated artists, interactive exhibits designed by the Exploratorium and acres of rooftop gardens. When UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco moves to its new home at Mission Bay, it will even feature a fleet of robots that glide silently across hospital hallways bearing food trays or linens.

The entrance to the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco at Mission Bay.

For most young patients, visits will be brief and occasional. But physicians like Kate Matthay, MD, who runs the pediatric malignancies program, recognize that for some patients visits may be lengthy and frequent.

“The hospital is child friendly and family friendly, and that’s important because sick kids need their families close by,” said Matthay, who has been working at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco since her fellowship in 1979 and is herself the parent of three adults.

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