Children's Hospital Oakland, full name UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, is a children's hospital in Oakland, California. It is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco and is an American College of Surgeons or ACS designated a Level I pediatric trauma center. It has an affiliated research organization, the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, or CHORI, and is involved in research and treatment for a variety of children's health issues, such as pediatric obesity, cancers, sickle cell disease, AIDS/HIV, hemophilia and cystic fibrosis.
Previously named Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, the hospital was renamed in 2014 after affiliating with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is one of only five ACS Pediatric Level 1 trauma centers in California.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is a teaching hospital with a 3-year Pediatrics residency program, currently employing 78 residents in total . It has attracted medical students from more than 40 schools , who train within the hospital as well as in a number of associated hospitals and clinics .
Since April of 2013, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has been bargaining with Pediatric residents for a new contract . At issue are several items, including hospital contributions to a patient care fund (currently $0), a shortened two-year term (contracts are currently on a 3-year term, though this is also the entirety of Pediatrics residency training), and an increase in wages. Residents are now requesting a one-time lump sum payment, rather than a percent increase in pay.
The prolonged impasse has prompted the residents' vote of "no confidence" in Konard Jones, the hospital's Vice President of Human Resources and lead negotiator, four rounds of federal mediation, an unfair labor practices suit with the National Labor Relations Board, and a change.org petition available online. As of 9/20/14, talks have broken down and there are no future dates set for negotiation or federal mediation.
In addition to the Pediatrics residency program, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has accredited fellowship programs in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Disease, and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.