Donor Spotlight: Why I Give

"To this day, my family and I are truly grateful for the doctors, nurses and trauma ICU team at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. They are the ones who saved our mom’s life when she was severely injured after being hit by a speeding car while crossing the street 6 years ago. She would not be here with us today if not for the hospital’s quick, attentive, and aggressive treatment and care. We want to give back to the hospital so it can do more for those in our community in the event that something unfortunate like this happens again. That [...]

2017-11-02T15:34:43-07:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Grateful Patient|

Advanced Care in the New ZSFG Trauma Center

Cutting-edge technology and brand-new facilities do not a Level 1 trauma center make. But they can bring a great deal of efficiency to the process of delivering sensational, compassionate care to patients and loved ones living out their worst nightmares. Zuckerberg San Francisco General opened the doors of its new, nine-story, seismically safe building in 2016. Trauma surgeon Dr. Peggy Knudson and surgical nurse Ana Claudia Pereira have served the most seriously injured patients of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County for 28 and 10 years, respectively, from the hospital’s emergency department. They agree that the new facility has [...]

2017-11-02T15:32:11-07:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient, Rebuild|

Advancing Military and Civilian Trauma Readiness

Trauma surgeon Dr. Peggy Knudson used special combat gauze perfected during wartime to stop internal bleeding from Zachery Vines’ injured liver. Late last September, the child was treated at Zuckerberg San Francisco General for severe internal injuries he sustained when a 200-pound wet bar fell on top of him. In saving Zachery’s life, the trauma team also used a special ratio of blood products to make sure his blood would clot, modeling their treatment after a technique learned from the U.S. military during current conflicts. Dr. Knudson explains that in the operating room at ZSFG, “we use a different approach [...]