The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve a $4.3 billion budget to build the UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. The building is a part of their 30-year plan to renovate their oldest campus, located in the Inner Sunset.
The new building—planned to open in 2030—will increase the hospital complex’s overall bed capacity by 37%, from 499 beds to 682 beds, and expand the Emergency Department by nearly 65%.
“UCSF plays a critical role in providing medical care to San Francisco residents from across the City, and importantly, provides the most proximate emergency care for residents living on the west side of the City,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed wrote in a letter to the UC Regents in support of the project.
The University estimates that the new hospital will create approximately 1,400 new jobs for staff and physicians upon its completion. Construction alone may create more than 1,000 new jobs.