Helping Hands for Better Health

There are dozens of clinics at ZSFG, and in many of them you may find a volunteer from Health Advocates screening patients for social or legal issues that may prove difficult to navigate. As a result, patients benefit from a wide range of resources volunteers can access on their behalf, which address housing or food insecurity, mental health or educational concerns, or public assistance support. This unique program is helping patients improve their quality of life, which in turn improves their or their families’ health outcomes. Anais Amaya, the Health Advocates program director, says “There was this misconception that health [...]

2017-04-11T10:24:51+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient|

Research in Action, Partners in Health

At ZSFG, research plays an integral part not just in advancing knowledge about disease or the practice of medicine, but in the relationships between clinicians and patients formed either in trauma or primary care settings. With more than 800 active researchers on campus at any time, there are a lot of advances in research to follow. The Foundation recently honored one researcher, who is also a primary care physician and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, for applying his work on empowering patients with better health literacy and generating better health outcomes. Dr. Dean Schillinger’s numerous contributions in [...]

2017-04-11T13:16:07+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient|

Congratulations to the 2016 Hearts Grants Recipients

Through the Hearts Grants Program, the Foundation provides seed money for innovative hospital projects and initiatives that might otherwise go unfunded at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). Since 2004, with support from the Foundation’s Annual Fund and Heroes & Hearts Luncheon, the Hearts Grants Program has funded more than 400 grants totaling more than $10 million. Cancer Care Children’s Ultrasounds Currin-Carlisle Learning Center Financial Fitness Clinic Health Advocates HIVE ICARE Implementation Increasing Primary Care of Hepatitis C Inspiring Hope in Recovery Initiative MedShare Hospital Greening Program Mindfulness-Based Childbirth Education Program Model Cell and Leadership System Multidisciplinary Assessment Clinic Mural [...]

2017-04-06T17:27:54+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Events, Funded Initiatives, Supporters|