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the new children’s hospital

Children’s Hospital Oakland is looking for a second home in Contra Costa County or the Livermore Valley to deal with the increasing number of patients coming from suburbs east of the Caldecott Tunnel. Here are some facts and figures about this remarkable East Bay institution.

1912 Year the Oakland hospital was founded by nurses Bertha Wright and Mabel Weed

203,354 Number of patient visits in 2005

31 Number of pediatric specialties practiced by 166 hospital-based physicians

685,000 Number of children under 18 expected to live in Alameda and Contra Costa counties by 2015

33 Percentage of patients admitted to Children’s Hospital Oakland who live east of the Caldecott Tunnel

400 Cost (in millions of dollars) to build a second Children’s Hospital


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