September 10th, 2011

News that the Tate Modern extension may be delayed with 2nd phase to begin in 2016 due to lack of funds, but also, that the Tate family of galleries had its most successful year ever, making it the second most attended art institution behind the Louvre [AO Newslink]

Read the article via Artinfo

And also via ArtDaily


US Fed News Service, Including US State News June 4, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 3 — The University of California at San Francisco issued the following press release:

UCSF Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in eight specialties and is one of the top-ranked facilities in California, according to the new 2010-11 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey conducted by U.

S. News & World Report.

This year’s survey evaluates the top 30 hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology; heart and heart surgery; kidney care; neonatology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.

UCSF Children’s Hospital is ranked in the top 25 for eight of the 10 specialties, with top 15 rankings in diabetes and endocrinology, kidney care, and neonatology. These standings make UCSF one of the top four pediatric facilities in California, along with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. see here lucile packard childrens hospitals

“This recognition is a testament to the efforts our nurses and doctors make every day, providing exceptional care to the most medically complex pediatric patients,” said Mark Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Children’s Hospital. “As we prepare to break ground this year on the new UCSF Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay, we look forward to increasing our ability to provide the best healthcare to young patients from our region and around the world.” “We are proud to be among the finest children’s hospitals nationally, regionally and locally,” said Roxanne Fernandes, executive director of UCSF Children’s Hospital. “UCSF Children’s Hospital really is San Francisco’s children’s hospital, and our doors are open to any family seeking the very best in routine and complex care.” Sam Hawgood, MBBS, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine, added, “Our clinical excellence is synchronized with the research of UCSF’s outstanding physician-scientists who translate our laboratory discoveries into effective treatments for our patients.” The survey methodology is based on a three-part blend of reputation, medical outcomes, and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing, clinical support services, and other factors. Hospitals were judged on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a 75-page survey covering a range of important medical information. web site lucile packard childrens hospitals

S. News & World Report, available on newsstands July 27.

UCSF Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Rankings:

* Diabetes & Endocrinology – 14 * Kidney – 14 * Neonatology – 14 * Gastroenterology – 17 * Cancer – 21 * Heart & Heart Surgery – 21 * Neurology & Neurosurgery – 21 Kate Vidinsky, 415/476-2557,