Update from the ICU

The Medical ICU at ZSFG has been on the frontlines, caring for our sickest COVID-positive patients in addition to other patients with complex medical illnesses.  In just one month, the ICU admitted 38 patients, ranging in age from 28 to 92. Three quarters of these patients were male, and 24 of them, or almost 2/3, were mechanically ventilated. One month later, 29 were transferred out of the ICU and 17 of them have actually gone home. Only one has passed away. Thank you to Joy Capacillo, RN and the ICU team for creating a diagram demonstrating some of what [...]

2020-05-05T11:33:18-07:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

The Impact of COVID-19 on SF Latino Communities

Advancing Equity Newsletter, Issue April 2020 Cristina Padilla, ZSFG Equity Council Member; DPH Communications We have seen that Latinos, among other groups, often bear the burden of issues of inequity. The COVID-19 pandemic is another manifestation of the stark disparities that exist. In San Francisco (SF), the most recent data tracker statistics show that 25% of COVID-19 infections are among the Latino community. This means they are disproportionately represented, as they only comprise of 15% of the SF population. Even more important is that the on-the-ground experience at ZSFG shows a different reality – 80% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 [...]

2020-04-24T10:03:03-07:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Food Trucks for the Front Line

This week, the hardworking staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General took a moment to pause and dine together, from six feet apart. With support from the ZSFG COVID-19 Fund, the Foundation partnered with Off the Grid to bring lunch and dinner to over 3,000 frontline workers at ZSFG, converting two parking lots into food truck round ups. There has been an amazing outpouring of support from the local community to feed healthcare workers, and this special lunch was an opportunity for our supporters say how grateful we are for their tireless efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

2020-04-23T14:23:36-07:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|