The University of California, San Francisco has announced a $50 million gift from philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore to help fund the region's first dedicated women’s hospital as well as programs at the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health.
The gift will advance innovative initiatives at the hospital, which aims to become a hub for translational and precision medicine focused on women at all life stages. To be renamed the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital in recognition of the gift, the hospital is part of the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, a $1.5 billion, 289-bed complex scheduled to open in February 2015.
Gordon Moore is a co-founder of Intel Corp. In 2000, he and his wife, Betty, established the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support progress in science, nursing and patient care, and environmental conservation. They joined the Giving Pledge in 2012.
"Gordon and I are delighted to partner with UCSF in establishing the first dedicated women's hospital in the Bay Area and to build upon the already stellar Center of Excellence in Women's Health," said Betty Moore. "We can think of no better place for this investment and look forward to witnessing further advances in the research and care for women patients. Together with UCSF, we will drive a new era of women's health."