Earlier this week, Sue Currin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, announced her retirement after an incredible 34 years of service. We are grateful for Sue’s many years of leadership and vision, and for her tireless commitment to Zuckerberg San Francisco General, the community, and the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

Sue was appointed CEO in 2009 after serving as the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for many years. During her tenure, Sue led the hospital through tremendous progress. Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s clinical quality is nationally recognized, with standout performances in obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatrics, palliative care, cancer, trauma, and HIV/AIDS care and research.

Sue has also been instrumental in guiding the construction and upcoming completion of Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s new acute care and trauma center. She partnered with the Foundation to ensure the success of the Heart of Our City Capital Campaign that is currently underway, and helped us secure the transformational $75 million gift from Priscilla Chan, MD and Mark Zuckerberg.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) will conduct a national search to find Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s next CEO, and will seek to find a successor as soon as possible. Roland Pickens, Director of the San Francisco Health Network and former Chief Operating Officer at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, will be serving as interim CEO. Roland is a longtime friend of the Foundation, having served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors for the past six years.

As always, the Foundation will work closely with the excellent administrative and medical leadership teams at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, DPH, and the San Francisco Health Network to thoughtfully steward our donors’ philanthropic investments and continue to ensure the highest quality of patient care and research benefiting San Francisco and beyond.

On behalf of everyone at the Foundation and Zuckerberg San Francisco General, we thank you for your partnership and support. Please join us in wishing Sue the very best in her future endeavors. We look forward to partnering with Zuckerberg San Francisco General’s next CEO as we begin this exciting new chapter together.


Amanda Heier-Electronic Signature

Amanda Heier
Chief Executive Officer
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation