UCSF is proud of its 140-year history of providing quality medical care at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), where more than 1,800 UCSF physicians and staff work side-by-side with the dedicated employees of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). The people of SFGH deliver around-the-clock trauma, psychiatric and emergency care, outpatient treatment and a wide range of other important medical services to everyone in San Francisco, regardless of the person’s ability to pay.
Aging facilities need to be addressed in order to comply with University of California (UC) seismic requirements, and UCSF must take several actions on the SFGH campus. UCSF proposes building a new research facility. This means relocating existing research activities from the old brick buildings on the SFGH campus to a new seismically compliant structure. Other actions include performing work to make older brick structures safe after they have been vacated. The new research building would provide an improved, seismically resistant environment for research, which is a critical component of the SFGH-UCSF partnership and a significant benefit to the SFGH patient population.
Community meetings are the ideal setting for people who are interested in the planning process for the new UCSF research building at SFGH to learn about the proposal, ask questions, and provide feedback.
UCSF SFGH Community Meeting #1 (Feb. 11, 2013):
A community meeting was held on Feb. 11, 2013, and was attended by approximately 30 people. A joint presentation was made by representatives from UCSF and the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health. Contextual information was provided about the longstanding 140 year relationship between UCSF and SFGH highlighting some of the bench to bedside benefits of this research to the community, the city and beyond. Discussion focused on the proposed interim seismic work and the proposed UCSF research building at SFGH, along with parking options currently under study. There were several breaks throughout the agenda soliciting public feedback and discussion. Next steps were discussed for this proposed project at the conclusion of the meeting.
UCSF SFGH Community Meeting 2013 0211 Agenda [PDF]
UCSF SFGH Community Meeting 2013 0211 Presentation 1 [PDF]
UCSF SFGH Community Meeting 2013 0211 Presentation 2 [PDF]
UCSF SFGH Community Meeting 2013 0211 Summary [PDF]
For more information about this project, please contact the approriate person noted on the CGR Staff List.
SFGH - UCSF Relationship Benefits San Francisco and Advances Health Worldwide
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) have been partners in public health since 1872, collaborating on care, research and education. Today, UCSF provides all physician services at SFGH, a comprehensive medical center, safety net hospital and the city’s only trauma center.
UCSF Research at SFGH
The UCSF research programs at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) are essential to the hospital’s success in providing top quality care, delivering an outstanding teaching program and serving the community’s needs. The research at SFGH focuses on the hospital’s patients, which often include the City’s most vulnerable populations. Our patients benefit in real time from the best that medical science has to offer.