CPMC’s first transplant operation in 1969 — a kidney transplant — set off a wave of groundbreaking work on behalf of patients that continues today. As our community celebrates the 50th anniversary of transplant care at CPMC, we devote our Fall 2019 issue of Your City, Your Hospital to the medical center’s remarkable work in advanced organ therapies and to the people — physicians, patients, and philanthropists — who make it possible.
During this past half century, CPMC care teams have performed more than 9,000 organ transplants, including more than 6,200 kidney transplants; 2,000 liver transplants; 400 pancreas transplants; and 500 heart transplants.
CPMC was the first private institution to have a heart transplant program in the U.S. And today, our teams continue to perform vital research, create innovative new treatments, and redefine how we care for patients. All of this crucial work builds on the past 50 years of achievement to keep CPMC’s Department of Advanced Organ Therapies and Transplant on the frontier of patient care for the next 50 years.
These strengths are elevated by the addition of our two new smart hospitals, the Mission Bernal Campus and the Van Ness Campus. At the Van Ness Campus, custom-designed transplant operating rooms enable physicians to collaborate effectively during simultaneous operations.
The result is that even as CPMC offers a wide range of advanced therapies, each patient can continue to be confident in receiving personalized, compassionate, whole-person care.
We hope you enjoy the Fall 2019 issue of Your City, Your Hospital, and that you join us in celebrating this amazing milestone and all the changed lives it represents.