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UCSF Medical Center and Children’s Oakland sign letter of intent to merge
San Francisco Business Times

UCSF Medical Center, including its UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland have signed a formal letter of intent to merge, officials told the San Francisco Business Times late Wednesday. A letter of intent to “develop a formal affiliation” between the two hospitals was signed Tuesday, according to Karin Rush-Monroe, a UCSF spokeswoman. Talks between the two hospitals became public in mid-June after earlier affiliation talks between Children’s and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto went nowhere.