Diane Jones Patient Support Fund

Diane Jones, RN, is a beloved nurse who pioneered the “San Francisco” model of HIV care at SFGH when the HIV epidemic broke in the early 1980s. She worked tirelessly at SFGH for 33 years, spanning the years where HIV was transformed from a uniformly fatal to a chronic disease. Diane was a role model for nurses and health providers — caring for patients with dignity, respect and true compassion. She is an extraordinary teacher and mentor who has made an indelible mark on staff at SFGH, the larger San Francisco community, and the nursing community in Ivory Coast, where she was a first responder in capacity- building for nurses on the front line of HIV care. In gratitude for her years of service in care and teaching, we are establishing the Diane Jones Patient Support Fund, to carry on the spirit of excellence, activism, and patient advocacy. The fund will be used for innovative programs that empower patients and fight stigma, such as an HIV disclosure group at Ward 86.