Family Birth Center: A Solid Start

On Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 2:43pm, Milenka Aliana Suarez-Alvarado became the first baby born at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG). The birth happened the same day patients moved into the new building in a carefully choreographed procedure involving over 200 patients. As the newest member of the Suarez- Alvarado family, Milenka was welcomed into this world by her loving parents and the devoted staff at ZSFG, named one of the safest places to have a baby in California, and the only hospital in San Francisco that is certified by the World Health Organization as a Baby- Friendly Hospital. Rebecca [...]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Announcements, Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient|

Hearts Grants Program Provides Lasting Impact for a Healthier San Francisco

The Foundation’s Hearts Grants Program provides funding for innovative projects and initiatives that might otherwise go unfunded. Since 2004, with support from the Foundation’s Annual Fund and Hearts Signature Events—Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark—the Hearts Grants Program has funded more than 400 grants totaling more than $10 million. “The impact of the Hearts Grants Program is seen all around Zuckerberg San Francisco General, from physical items such as furniture and equipment, to the intangible, like staff training and seed funding to help launch new programs and ideas,” said Roland Pickens, Interim CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. “Each and every Hearts Grant will help us create [...]

April 8th, 2016|Categories: Funded Initiatives, Grateful Patient|

30/30 Run a Success!

On September 28, 2014, 45 runners, 20 volunteers, and 2 dogs came together for Antonio Garcia's 30/30 Run - a 30-kilometer footrace around San Francisco.  In addition to sharing his story and raising awareness for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Antonio raised nearly $15,000 to support the Foundation. Antonio’s life nearly ended on August 11, 2010. He was in a severe bicycle accident that caused him to fly through the back windshield of a parked car, slicing his neck open. Antonio was brought to The General, where he received a series of life-saving operations. Doctors initially warned Antonio that he might not ever [...]

November 6th, 2014|Categories: Events, Grateful Patient, Supporters|