What Makes a Top 100 Hospital?
The University of California – San Francisco Medical Center is one the best hospitals in the country. In 2010 the hospital was the seventh best hospital out of 100’s of others. How does a hospital reach this level of success? A hospital such as UCSF they have to be willing and able to find better and new ways to approach the care for their patients. Superb patient care is only one of the reasons why UCSF is one of the best. The innovative research and the extensive education in the Science of Health at their medical school are more reasons. UCSF Medical Center has been known to specialize in many of areas of medicine but there are areas they are most popular for. They also have many strategic plans that are already being putting in affect to better their hospital reputation and for the coming years.
History of University of California – San Francisco Medical Center
The UCSF was founded by Hugh Toland who was a miner but since the big California Gold Rush was not as success as Toland would of hoped for he became a surgeon and opened his own surgical practice in 1849. He became a very successful surgeon in San Francisco and in 1851 he decided to purchase some property in North Beach area in San Francisco and opened the Toland Medical College in 1862. Shortly after the medical college began to be a success Toland then want to seek affiliation with University of California. The University of California president decided with Toland to join the Toland medical school and the California College of Pharmacy together and later added UC Regents Dental College. Soon after all three colleges became affiliated with the University of California in San Francisco they joined all three colleges to one campus in 1898.
After the Great San Francisco Earthquake 1906 there was a lot discussion to add on a teaching hospital. Faculty and the community thought it would be a good idea because they felt like it was well needed to have in the area for the Affiliated College’s to provide patient care. April of 1907 there was a decision to renovate one of the Affiliated College buildings. After the renovation, the building was used for facility was now to be used for dental care, inpatient and outpatient care also it was to house 75 beds. In the same year the University of California added on the nurse school as well into the programs. Over the many years since the Medical School has continued to grow more clinical services and add new schools into the program at UCSF. (University of California San Francisco, 2014)
Mission and Vision
The mission for the UCSF states “UCSF advances health worldwide through innovative health sciences, education, discovery and patient care” and this is because the university prides there self on using the most innovative technology. The UCSF organization makes sure to stay within the vision for the hospital to be the world’s preeminent health sciences innovator. In 2007 UCSF started to rollout their first...