About Zuckerberg San Francisco General

Caring for our community for more than 140 years

  • Operates the ONLY trauma center serving 1.5 million residents of San Francisco & northern San Mateo County; has the highest trauma center designation (Level 1), which increases a seriously injured patient’s chances of survival by an estimated 20-25%.
  • Trauma team treats almost 4,000 severely injured patients annually who suffer from falls, burns, gunfire, assault, work or vehicle-related accidents.
  • In the event of a major man-made or natural disaster (i.e., earthquake or airline accident), Zuckerberg San Francisco General is the City’s health care leader and primary medical provider.
  • Busiest emergency room, receiving 1/3 of all ambulances.
  • ONLY provider of psychiatric emergency care; largest provider of acute psychiatric care.
  • In 2011, Zuckerberg San Francisco General became the first hospital in the country to be certified for a Traumatic Brain Injury program.
  • Treats over 100,000 patients annually (approximately 1 in 8 San Franciscans).
  • Provides 20% of the inpatient care in the City.
  • City’s largest primary care facility, serving San Franciscans of all ages with four on-site outpatient clinics.
  • Provides comprehensive subspecialty medical (e.g., GI, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Dermatology, etc.) and surgical care (e.g., oral surgery, urology, plastic surgery, OB/GYN, orthopaedic surgery, etc).
  • Serves as the frontline in the battle against rapidly spreading infectious disease.
  • Lynchpin of the City’s Healthy San Francisco (HSF) program, providing primary and specialty inpatient, outpatient, and trauma care for thousands.
  • Provides specialized care to thousands of people living with HIV.
  • Only Baby Friendly hospital in San Francisco certified by the World Health Organization,
    with 1,200 babies delivered annually.
  • Cares for 34,000 children per year, more than any other hospital in San Francisco, with its combination of primary, specialty, hospital and psychiatric services.
  • Delivers comprehensive women’s health services including the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center and a full spectrum of culturally competent services for pre-natal and birthing care.
  • Operates at 97 percent capacity, compared to 80 percent national average
  • Provides a range of services to populations that would not otherwise be able to afford care,
    including the uninsured, underinsured, homeless and immigrants.
  • Care is provided to any citizen who needs it, regardless of ability to pay.
  • More than three-quarters of Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s patients are uninsured or covered by Medi-Cal.
  • 75% of those cared for are from racial, ethnic minority and immigrant families.
  • Dedicated to reducing health disparities through the Center for Vulnerable Populations.
  • All care is provided by UCSF physicians through a partnership that is over 100 years old.
  • Houses nationally recognized Centers of Excellence, including those in Neurotrauma & Orthopaedics.
  • Groundbreaking programs to improve access and quality of care, including eReferral and diabetes care.
  • First Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit in California (geriatric inpatient care).
  • Stroke-certified – it’s the place to go if you suffer a stroke.
  • Video Conferencing Medical Interpretation (VMI) enabled, allowing non-English speaking patients to receive real-time interpretation.
  • Students and residents from all four UCSF grad schools –Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Pharmacy – spend 1/3 of their time training at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General.
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General provides a valuable training ground, serving diverse patients with some of the city’s most complex and chronic problems.
  • Home to the only emergency medicine residency program in San Francisco; the only training site for midwives.
  • Orthopedic Trauma Institute (OTI) is a state-of-the-art teaching facility dedicated to innovative medical, health, and science workshops; trains 1,200+ physicians & medical personnel annually.
  • Specializes in applied research, where cutting-edge findings are moved quickly from bench to bedside.
  • Home to a robust research community of UCSF faculty and trainees, who are involved in cutting-edge clinical and basic research from pioneering treatment for HIV/AIDS to detecting drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus. Their groundbreaking discoveries and innovations are often translated into improved health practices, protocols and policies around the world.
  • Houses more than 20 UCSF research centers, affiliated institutes, and major laboratories that conduct more than $150 million in research annually.