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Marin General Hospital & UCSF Health Form Strategic Alliance


Marin General Hospital (MGH) and UCSF Health have formed a strategic
alliance to expand clinical collaborations in Marin County, with the
goal of improving patient care and strengthening physician practices for
the local community.

The strategic alliance will enhance both institutions' long-term
commitment to providing premier care in a healing environment, while
maintaining each organization's independence. As public, non-profit
entities, MGH and UCSF Health share a core value and mission of offering
high-quality care for the entire Marin community.

According to Lee Domanico, Chief Executive Officer of Marin General
Hospital, while mergers and acquisitions are a growing trend in
healthcare, Marin General Hospital has been able to keep high-quality
care local by forging strategic partnerships with physicians and other
community healthcare providers.

"This strategic alliance with UCSF will allow us not only to remain
independent, but also to be able to provide the North Bay community with
rich access to a wide range of high-quality, specialized medical
services right here in Marin County," said Domanico. "With UCSF and our
community partners, we will engage in multi-year planning to further
enrich those services with new programs and technologies."

The agreement is the highest level of integration to date between the
two institutions and will provide a number of opportunities for
collaborative projects well into the future, including new and expanded
care sites with MGH and UCSF providers and specialists throughout
Marin County. UCSF also will have the right to nominate two directors to
the MGH board.

"We have a long history of collaboration for specialty care with Marin
General Hospital and I am so pleased we are now able to expand on that
history of serving residents in Marin and throughout the North Bay,"
said Mark Laret, President and CEO of UCSF Health. "This will make a
tremendous difference for patients who need the specialty care of UCSF,
but also want the convenience of seeing our specialists close to home."

This alliance builds upon decades of collaboration between the two
hospitals. Over the past seven years alone, MGH and UCSF Health have
entered into four key relationships that have greatly benefited our

  1. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    UCSF Benioff
    Children's Hospitals physicians provide support at the MGH NICU.
  2. Neurosurgery
    UCSF's Department of Neurosurgery provides
    trauma, inpatient and outpatient services at MGH.
  3. Pediatric Care
    MGH's Braden Diabetes Center offers
    physician services for pediatric diabetes through the UCSF Madison
    Clinic. UCSF pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists perform
    procedures at MGH so pediatric patients and their families can stay
    close to home.
  4. Cardiac Surgery
    UCSF's Department of Cardiac Surgery
    provides MGH call coverage and elective services.

In addition, MGH and UCSF Health are both part of Canopy Health, a
growing accountable care network that partners with insurance companies
to bring greater and more affordable access to the Bay Area's
highest-quality physicians, hospitals and other providers, while
enabling patients to receive in-network care close to home.

About Marin General Hospital

Marin General Hospital has been meeting the community's healthcare needs
since 1952. Many Marin County residents choose to live here because they
appreciate the healthy lifestyle and transformative natural environment.
In keeping with the values and needs of the community, Marin General
Hospital is dedicated to treating the whole patient, mind, body and
spirit. Their mission is to provide the people of Marin with the healing
care they want and deserve. Marin General Hospital offers advanced
medical expertise, technology, and treatments in an exceptionally
healing environment. It also gives patients the opportunity to
complement their medical treatment with integrative therapies at our
Center for Integrative Health & Wellness. Together, Marin General
Hospital care teams deliver award-winning services that are recognized
by patients and their families, as well as by independent organizations
who rank the hospital among the best. For more information, please visit

About UCSF Health

UCSF Health is recognized worldwide for its innovative patient care,
reflecting the latest medical knowledge, advanced technologies and
pioneering research. It includes the flagship UCSF Medical Center, which
is ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide, as well as UCSF Benioff
Children's Hospitals, with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland,
Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF Benioff Children's
Physicians and the UCSF Faculty Practice. These hospitals serve as the
academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco,
which is world-renowned for its graduate-level health sciences education
and biomedical research. UCSF Health has affiliations with hospitals and
health organizations throughout the Bay Area. Visit
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