The San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s (The Foundation) 2024 Hearts in SF Gala will take place on Thursday, February 8th, from 5:00-8:00 pm at The Conservatory at One Sansome. Commemorating the legacy of 20 years of Hearts in SF, Priya David Clemens, local media personality, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The gala will be followed by the highly anticipated Hearts After Dark celebration from 8:30-11:00 pm. 

Headlining the Hearts After Dark celebration will be The Magnificent  DJ Jazzy Jeff, a two-time Grammy winner with a music career spanning over three decades. Guests will enjoy specialty cocktails, late-night treats, and immersive art experiences featuring the renowned Hearts in San Francisco sculptures, including “Fibers of Life” by The Apexer. There will also be a special Heart that will debut for all attendees to see for the first time.

This year’s gala celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Hearts in SF, recognizing two decades of the San Francisco community coming together to make a profound impact on patient-centered care. For 20 years, the beautiful Hearts in San Francisco sculptures have raised critical funds for our city’s public hospital, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center – a truly important investment in health equity and innovation for all who live in and visit San Francisco. The Foundation will proudly honor the significant and dedicated contributions of ZSFG staff and caregivers with several prestigious awards, including the Hero and Heart Award and Community Impact Award, presented by ZSFG CEO Dr. Susan Ehrlich and Foundation CEO Kim Meredith, respectively.

This year’s Hero and Heart Awardees are: 

  • Andre Campbell, MD – As a renowned surgeon at ZSFG, Dr. Campbell is dedicated to excellence in trauma care, educating the next generation of surgeons, increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in health care, and advocating for gun safety.
  • Hali Hammer, MD – As Director of Ambulatory Care for the San Francisco Health Network, Dr. Hammer works to ensure the best health care at each health clinic across the city while continuing to care for patients at the Family Health Center at ZSFG.
  • Rev. Claire Chuck Bohman, M.Div, BCC – Through their work with Sojourn Chaplaincy, Rev. Bohman and their team attend to the spiritual needs of patients, family, and staff at ZSFG. Code Lavender, a new addition to Sojourn, brings attention to the urgent need to care for the staff at ZSFG in times of crisis, with a team of chaplains bringing the healing environment to the wards.

This year’s Community Impact Awardee is: 

  • Bridge & Engagement Services Team (BEST) – BEST Neighborhoods launched in March 2023 to address the behavioral health care needs of people experiencing homelessness in the community. BEST Neighborhoods teams of behavioral health clinicians and peer counselors with lived experience are in the community six days a week to provide trauma-informed behavioral health assessment and engagement to promote healing, wellness, and positive community involvement. ​They serve people living on the streets with highly complex needs who face significant barriers to accessing or engaging with needed care and who may experience ongoing crisis, and work to transition them to ongoing behavioral health treatment, care, and support.

As part of the Foundation’s annual Hearts in San Francisco public art project, 18 Heart sculptures designed by the 2024 cohort of Heartists, including three Large, six Table Top, and nine Mini hearts, will be on display for auction alongside several Heart sculptures from the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Collection. Proceeds from auctioned Hearts will provide vital support for patient care and innovation at ZSFG. The Hearts will be on display at the San Francisco Ferry Building from January 9th, until February 29th, 2024, with a brief hiatus for the gala.