Practice Makes Perfect at ZSFG

No one plans to end up in the emergency department of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). Most of us will be lucky enough to never see the inside of an operating room or resuscitation bay. But every year, nearly 4,000 of our neighbors rely on ZSFG for their healthcare and emergency support. As a public hospital, no one is turned away. When tragedy strikes, this safety-net hospital for the uninsured quickly becomes all of our safety-net - treating plane crashes and mass violence with the same dedication to healing patients any other day. And as the [...]

2020-01-06T12:45:45-07:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Funded Initiatives|Tags: , , , , , |

Social Medicine Team Transforms Care and Culture in San Francisco

Life on the streets takes an enormous toll on the health of our entire community, particularly for our most vulnerable residents who live on the streets of San Francisco every day. This toll also has a profound impact on Zuckerberg San Francisco General, in particular, the Emergency Department where the percentage of patients experiencing complex social and medical needs has risen significantly in recent years because they have no place else to go for the variety of complex needs they face, let alone their medical needs. Zuckerberg San Francisco General understands at its core that medical treatment alone does not [...]

2018-11-09T17:56:20-07:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Funded Initiatives|

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 [...]

2017-11-02T15:32:11-07:00November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient, Rebuild|