Heart of Our City

Construction for the new, seismically-safe, state-of-the-art acute care hospital is on budget and on schedule to open December 2015. As one of the nation’s finest public hospitals, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is many things to many people. A lifeline in an emergency as the only trauma center (Level 1) serving San Francisco and Northern San Mateo counties and the hub of crisis response in a major disaster. A safety net for people in need, with 70% of inpatients uninsured or underinsured. An innovator in medical science and home to over $140 million in research grants per year. An educator for [...]

2014-12-16T15:05:04+00:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: Rebuild|

Past and Future Disaster Response

Nearly one year after the Asiana Airlines accident at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (The General) hosted a panel discussion on Monday, June 30, 2014 to reflect on the medical response that day and in the days that followed. The discussion highlighted how with the new hospital - opening December 2015 - The General will be even better equipped the next time there is a disaster or multi-casualty incident. Focusing on the traumatic injuries suffered by the victims on Saturday, July 6, 2013, Dr. Margaret Knudson, Interim Chief of Surgery, described the three waves [...]

2017-04-06T17:27:59+00:00July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Rebuild|Tags: , , , |