Diabetes Prevention

It is estimated that 35% of adults in the United States have pre-diabetes, and if current trends continue, 1 in 3 will have diabetes by 2050. The U.S. spends more than $240 billion annually to treat diabetes. At The General, more than 4,500 patients fit the diagnosis of pre-diabetes by laboratory criteria. This number grows as you consider that anyone who is overweight, has a family history of diabetes or a personal history of gestational diabetes, may also be at high risk. The Foundation has awarded several grants over the years to support diabetes care, prevention and patient education at The General. The Diabetes Center recently received a [...]

November 19th, 2014|Categories: Funded Initiatives|

Welcome Amanda Heier

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce Amanda Heier as the new Executive Director. Amanda joined the Foundation October 13, 2014, with thirteen years of experience in strategic leadership, managing significant organizational growth within San Francisco not-for-profit agencies that serve vulnerable populations. “Amanda’s experience in fundraising and strategic planning will be beneficial as we move forward in the Foundation’s ongoing support of a diverse range of programs at The General,” said Connie Shanahan, President of the Foundation Board of Directors. “This is an exciting time for the Foundation. We look forward to Amanda’s direction and fresh ideas as we prepare to open the new hospital in December 2015.” During her nearly four-year tenure at Raphael House, Amanda [...]

November 7th, 2014|Categories: Announcements|

30/30 Run a Success!

On September 28, 2014, 45 runners, 20 volunteers, and 2 dogs came together for Antonio Garcia's 30/30 Run - a 30-kilometer footrace around San Francisco.  In addition to sharing his story and raising awareness for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Antonio raised nearly $15,000 to support the Foundation. Antonio’s life nearly ended on August 11, 2010. He was in a severe bicycle accident that caused him to fly through the back windshield of a parked car, slicing his neck open. Antonio was brought to The General, where he received a series of life-saving operations. Doctors initially warned Antonio that he might not ever [...]

November 6th, 2014|Categories: Events, Grateful Patient, Supporters|