ZSFG programs awarded more than $800,000 in Hearts Grants

The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation awarded more than $800,000 in support of programs, projects, and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center through its Hearts Grants Program, which provides funding for innovation that might otherwise go unfunded. Since 2004, the Hearts Grants Program has funded nearly 500 grants totaling close to $12 million, including this year’s 35 grants. The Hearts Grants Program is funded by the Foundation’s annual fund and Heroes & Hearts event. “The Hearts Grants are at the core of the Foundation’s mission, as the funds promote excellence in research, education, and care for [...]

2017-09-12T12:21:32+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Events, Funded Initiatives|

Stories from the Heart | ZSFG and Community: Strengthening the Bonds

Leonel and Reina Leonel always hated hospitals, but with diabetes complicating his glaucoma and heart and blood issues, he needed help with his health. After seeing multiple specialists at ZSFG, his experience with the people at the hospital has changed him: he is as comfortable at ZSFG as he is in his own home. Leonel said, “Before, I used to hate hospitals, you know? But I tell you, this place is really good for me.” Myisha Pregnant with her fourth child, Myisha’s initial visits with her obstetrician should have been routine, but a consistent discomfort concerned her doctor. Myisha was [...]

2017-04-26T08:20:58+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient|

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|