Heart of Our City

Construction for the new, seismically-safe, state-of-the-art acute care hospital is on budget and on schedule to open December 2015. As one of the nation’s finest public hospitals, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is many things to many people. A lifeline in an emergency as the only trauma center (Level 1) serving San Francisco and Northern San Mateo counties and the hub of crisis response in a major disaster. A safety net for people in need, with 70% of inpatients uninsured or underinsured. An innovator in medical science and home to over $140 million in research grants per year. An educator for [...]

2014-12-16T15:05:04-07:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: Rebuild|

Prescription for Healthy Food

The link between food and health is well established. In terms of economic burden, obesity and diabetes cost the U.S. hundreds of billions a year. Whereas 15% of the U.S. population is food insecure, 47% of inpatients at The General are food insecure. For low-income families, like those served at The General, maintaining a healthy diet is often at odds with economic demands to merely survive and maintain adequate food, clothing, and shelter. Food insecurity is associated with higher rates of hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. The Therapeutic Food Pantry will address the disproportionately high need for food assistance among The General’s patients with the ultimate goal of improving health [...]

2017-04-06T17:27:58-07:00December 4th, 2014|Categories: Funded Initiatives|Tags: |