Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer presented a special report detailing the most common and harmful errors at our nation’s hospitals at during a tour of UCSF Medical Center and highlighted what UCSF is doing to prevent them.
June 30, 2014
Lisa Mogannam, a registered nurse in Neurology, was selected to lead a team of her clinical colleagues to ensure that the Mission Bay hospital is patient ready and that the clinicians treating them will have everything in place for the Feb. 1 opening.
June 30, 2014
The pelvic exam has been a standard part of a woman’s annual checkup for decades, yet it serves no clear purpose and may do more harm than good.
June 27, 2014
Experts in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics are blending research and clinical care to transform health care for the burgeoning population of older adults in the United States.
June 25, 2014
In the first national survey of U.S. obstetricians’ attitudes towards counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards, nearly 80 percent agreed that physicians have a role to play in helping patients reduce their exposures, but only a small minority use their limited time with patients to discuss how they might avoid exposure to toxics.
June 24, 2014
UC San Francisco and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have been awarded a $10 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation to create a new web-based model of dementia care.
June 10, 2014
The multisensory room at the new UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco will offer young patients a soothing place when dealing with sensory regulation problems or pain.
June 04, 2014
A 14-year-old boy’s turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection even when physicians have no suspects.
May 28, 2014
As families took to the streets to enjoy community festivals, many also got the opportunity to be proactive about their health, thanks to a volunteer effort by UC San Francisco faculty and students. More than 120 people participated in free dental screenings at the Cesar Chavez Festival in the Mission District on April 12 and the Bayview Sunday Streets event on May 4.
May 20, 2014
Patients undergoing imaging at UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay will be transported to the tranquility of Muir Woods, or take in the sights of San Francisco from a cable car or boat, thanks to images projected on the suites’ walls and ceiling.