As part of UCSF Health’s ongoing preparation for a potential increase in patients arriving at our hospitals due to COVID-19, we have erected specialized structures known as Accelerated Care Units outside our hospitals at Parnassus Heights and Mission Bay.
To help combat the public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made a $2 million grant to UCSF to establish a COVID Response Initiative at UCSF partner hospital Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to practice social distancing, Match Day's tearing open of envelopes was replaced by a special email that hit inboxes at 9 a.m., prompting online celebrations.
As part of its broader COVID-19 response, UCSF Health is working with hospitals across the City of San Francisco to expand inpatient and critical care capacity to meet the anticipated surge in demand due to the novel coronavirus disease.
UCSF Health is preparing to open 46 inpatient acute care beds and seven ICU beds at its Mount Zion medical campus to help meet the anticipated surge in demand across the health system due to the novel coronavirus disease.
Though many hopes are hanging on the development of a vaccine or drug that targets the novel coronavirus directly, a UCSF-led team is taking an unconventional approach: target the host – in other words, you.