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.