We can't take credit for the city's first population boom, just the first public Children's Ward.

We established our Children’s Ward in 1907 to give working families a place to take their sick children. Our first maternity hospital opened in 1938 and we expanded care for mothers and premature babies to meet the emerging need of the 1960s.


Today, we run the busiest pediatric center in the city with over 100 babies delivered every month. In fact, our Family Birth Center has been certified “Baby-Friendly” by the World Health Organization. It’s yet another way Zuckerberg San Francisco General is keeping the heart of San Francisco beating strong.

1949 Nurse Anne N. Foye speaking to patient Evelyn Hoey in the Tubercular Unit at San Francisco Hospital

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