Advancing Military and Civilian Trauma Readiness

Trauma surgeon Dr. Peggy Knudson used special combat gauze perfected during wartime to stop internal bleeding from Zachery Vines’ injured liver. Late last September, the child was treated at Zuckerberg San Francisco General for severe internal injuries he sustained when a 200-pound wet bar fell on top of him. In saving Zachery’s life, the trauma team also used a special ratio of blood products to make sure his blood would clot, modeling their treatment after a technique learned from the U.S. military during current conflicts. Dr. Knudson explains that in the operating room at ZSFG, “we use a different approach [...]

2017-11-01T16:36:37+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Funded Initiatives|

Hope in the Moment of Crisis

Kristin Vines had never given much thought to where her three young boys would receive medical care if ever badly injured. When she got the call last September that her six-year-old son Zachery was being taken by ambulance to the hospital, she headed to the medical center where their family received routine care. It was the wrong destination for the treatment her son needed. “I was hysterical. I didn’t understand what my husband was telling me on the phone. Even had I realized right away that Zachery needed trauma care, I wouldn’t have known where to immediately go,” Vines says. [...]

2017-11-01T16:06:25+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Grateful Patient|

ZSFG programs awarded more than $800,000 in Hearts Grants

The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation awarded more than $800,000 in support of programs, projects, and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center through its Hearts Grants Program, which provides funding for innovation that might otherwise go unfunded. Since 2004, the Hearts Grants Program has funded nearly 500 grants totaling close to $12 million, including this year’s 35 grants. The Hearts Grants Program is funded by the Foundation’s annual fund and Heroes & Hearts event. “The Hearts Grants are at the core of the Foundation’s mission, as the funds promote excellence in research, education, and care for [...]

2017-11-08T12:42:26+00:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Announcements, Events, Funded Initiatives|