Advanced Care in the New ZSFG Trauma Center

Cutting-edge technology and brand-new facilities do not a Level 1 trauma center make. But they can bring a great deal of efficiency to the process of delivering sensational, compassionate care to patients and loved ones living out their worst nightmares. Zuckerberg San Francisco General opened the doors of its new, nine-story, seismically safe building in 2016. Trauma surgeon Dr. Peggy Knudson and surgical nurse Ana Claudia Pereira have served the most seriously injured patients of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County for 28 and 10 years, respectively, from the hospital’s emergency department. They agree that the new facility has [...]

2017-11-02T15:32:11+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient, Rebuild|

Advancing Military and Civilian Trauma Readiness

Trauma surgeon Dr. Peggy Knudson used special combat gauze perfected during wartime to stop internal bleeding from Zachery Vines’ injured liver. Late last September, the child was treated at Zuckerberg San Francisco General for severe internal injuries he sustained when a 200-pound wet bar fell on top of him. In saving Zachery’s life, the trauma team also used a special ratio of blood products to make sure his blood would clot, modeling their treatment after a technique learned from the U.S. military during current conflicts. Dr. Knudson explains that in the operating room at ZSFG, “we use a different approach [...]

2017-11-01T16:36:37+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Funded Initiatives|

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 [...]

2017-11-08T12:42:26+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Events, Funded Initiatives|