San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You've been with us every vote, beam, brick, donation, and step along the way. Please join us on Saturday, November 21 for a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the New Acute Care and Trauma Center at San Francisco General Hospital. Patient move-in and the official opening are expected in Spring 2016.
FREE EVENT AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Tickets are not required. However, RSVPs would be much appreciated as it will help us to plan for and accommodate our attendees. Ribbon Cutting and Dedication attendees are encouraged to utilize public transportation.
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Schedule:
10:00 am: "Doors" Open (Seating is First Come, First Served)
11:30 am to 12:30 pm: Official Program
Community Celebration to Follow. Bring Your Family and Friends!
Community Celebration to include a Danza Azteca Blessing with Danza Xitlalli de San Francisco, Chinese Lion Dance by San Francisco Police Department, Afro-Brazilian Samba Band from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Arts and Crafts with Precita Eyes, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Food Trucks and Refreshments, Health Fair with San Francisco General Hospital’s Community Wellness Center, and Free Flu Shots.
Notice: Please be prepared to have your bag inspected upon arrival. Phones and cameras are allowed, but weapons, large bags, posters/signs, laser pointers, noisemakers, cans, glass bottles, thermos-type containers, and food are not permitted.
We look forward to celebrating this incredible milestone and historic moment with you on Saturday, November 21.
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Rebuild Website
Fact Sheet: New San Francisco General Hospital Acute Care and Trauma Center
Heart of Our City Capital Campaign
In 2008, San Franciscans—you—overwhelmingly supported a bond to fund the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center’s Rebuild Construction Project with an unprecedented 84% vote. Throughout this process, architects and medical staff collaboratively designed the new Acute Care and Trauma Center, creating a facility that will enhance patient experience, promote wellness and healing, and also further the education of physicians and other providers who are trained at San Francisco General. The building will include 31 more beds in the Emergency Department, growth in the number of ICU beds from 30 to 58, two additional trauma rooms and CT scanners, three more operating rooms, 90% private patient rooms, four pediatric exam rooms, a dedicated pediatric waiting room in the Emergency Department, and two additional palliative care rooms. The new Acute Care and Trauma Center will be the only hospital facility in the City with a cutting edge base-isolated foundation, the most advanced seismic resistant design known today. It will be a “green” building for reduced water and energy use, and will seek LEED Gold Certification.
In an outstanding demonstration of public-private partnership, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation embarked on the Heart of Our City Capital Campaign to fund the critical technology, equipment, and furnishings that the physicians, nurses, researchers, and staff need to save lives and continue to provide exceptional patient care. In February 2015, the Heart of Our City Capital Campaign entered its public phase with two major announcements. First, a $135 million campaign goal, which at the time of the announcement, 95% of goal had been raised. Second, a historic $75 million grant from Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband Mark Zuckerberg. In honor of this transformational gift, the City followed the public process required to add the donors’ names to the hospital campus. The San Francisco Health Commission and Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the new name and it was officially adopted on March 3, 2015. In recognition of their generous gift, Dr. Chan and Mr. Zuckerberg’s names will be added to the current hospital campus name to become Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
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San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that provides philanthropic support to Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and care for all at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Funds raised by the Foundation allow Zuckerberg San Francisco General to continue its long history of providing compassionate and high-quality health care to San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.