San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) is a dynamic and growing nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equity in healthcare at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).
Established in 1993, the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation was founded to provide ZSFG with the financial resources needed to ensure that it remains one of the nation’s finest public hospitals, delivering exceptional comprehensive healthcare and trauma services to anyone in need. SFGHF raises and deploys funds for patient services, facilities, equipment purchases, and innovative programs.
A comprehensive medical center, Zuckerberg San Francisco General provides quality health care with compassion and respect to 100,000 in-patient and 500,000 outpatient visits per year, including some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable. It is the only provider of trauma (Level 1) and 24‐hour psychiatric emergency services for 1.5 million people in San Francisco and northern San Mateo counties. ZSFG has been in partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) to provide health care for over 150 years. Through an affiliation agreement that dates back to the 1800s, UCSF provides all the physicians for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
Health equity in both access and quality is essential to SFGHF’s mission. Equity will be realized when everyone has the opportunity to achieve their health potential, regardless of social position, economic status, and systemic racism. SFGHF’s fundraising efforts support health equity by allowing underserved populations to receive the same level of healthcare – including beautiful physical settings and state-of-the-art equipment — as provided by the best private hospitals. The Foundation has funded and will continue to fund new models of care and innovative programs that address equity, access, and quality health care for all.
In 2016, Zuckerberg San Francisco General opened a new acute care hospital for which the Foundation conducted a successful $150 million capital campaign. The new Chief of Staff will be joining the Foundation at an exciting time as it prepares for accelerated growth tied to an ambitious strategic plan to advance public health in San Francisco.
SFGHF is at an important inflection point that drives the need for a Chief of Staff. Its new five-year strategic plan adopted in June 2021 lays out the values, resources, planned goals, activities, and associated outcomes which will propel SFGHF towards achieving its goal of raising $250 million to achieve public health equity in San Francisco– more than was raised in SFGHF’s first 30 years.