WE HAVE A NEW NAME
We have changed our name to Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center to honor the transformational gift of $75,000,000 from Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. This investment represents the donor’s commitment to, and support of, the outstanding and important work being done at the hospital. The gift was instrumental in equipping the new acute care and trauma center with the critical technology, equipment and furnishings that the physicians, nurses, researchers and staff need to save lives and continue to provide exceptional patient care.
The San Francisco Health Commission and Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the new name and it was officially adopted on March 3, 2015.
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
A COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL CENTER
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is an essential part of San Francisco’s health care system serving some 100,000 patients each year and providing 20 percent of the city’s inpatient care. Recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals, we serve the community with a full complement of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and psychiatric services for adults and children 24-hours a day.
SAN FRANCISCO’S SAFETY NET HOSPITAL
Considered one of the finest public hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General offers compassionate and culturally competent care to a diverse community of patients in more than 20 languages. It is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health and is part of a city wide integrated health care system, the SF Health Network, providing high-quality healthcare that enables all San Franciscans to live vibrant, healthy lives.
THE CITY’S ONLY TRAUMA CENTER
Zuckerberg San Francisco General is the city’s busiest emergency room—the only Level One trauma center—and provides life-saving care to the 1.5 million adults and children of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. More than 3,900 trauma patients are treated here annually with a comprehensive range of resources on hand 24-hours a day, including trauma surgeons specializing in orthopedic, general and neurosurgery, anesthesiologists and other specialists. In 2011, we became the first acute hospital in the country to be certified for a Traumatic Brain Injury program.
A TOP ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER
Zuckerberg San Francisco General and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) have been partners in public health since 1872, attracting physicians who are leaders in their fields and making us one of the nation’s top academic medical centers that trains tomorrow’s providers. The research conducted here has led to many important breakthroughs in the area of HIV/AIDS, the effects of smoking and the treatment of tuberculosis, just to name a few. The UCSF research programs at Zuckerberg San Francisco General are awarded around $160 million annually, and have resulted in real time benefits to our patients by offering the best care that medical science has to offer.
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Thanks to San Francisco voters and generous donors, we are building and equipping a new nine-story acute care hospital that is seismically safe, technologically advanced and ecologically green. Construction on the Rebuild began in 2009 and the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be on November 21, 2015. The new hospital will be a warm, healing environment with private patient rooms, abundant natural light and a sunny roof top garden. The latest technology and award-winning design will center on the needs of our patients. As we prepare for health reform, we are partnering with our patients to find innovative ways to deliver patient-centered, safe and efficient care. We are also reaching out to our community to help people stay healthy and reduce the impact of chronic disease through our exciting Community Wellness Program.