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.
Murray was tirelessly dedicated to what was then called San Francisco General Hospital (now, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center), where he was chief of pulmonology from 1966 until 1989.
A new report from the CDC confirms that COVID-19 does not spare millennials and Gen Z. Among the first 4,226 cases in the U.S., more than half of patients who were hospitalized were under the age of 65, and one in five were aged 20 to 44.
Thousands of UCSF health care workers are mobilizing to prepare for the potential influx of patients sickened by COVID-19, even as hundreds of UCSF scientists race against time to defeat the deadly respiratory virus impacting communities around the world.
To meet the increased need for COVID-19 testing that is likely to emerge in the Bay Area in the coming weeks, UCSF Health, with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and CZ Biohub, is now working to significantly expand our testing capacity for our patients.
Our campuses and the UC Office of the President have made alternative arrangements and provisions to enable students and employees to reduce the risk of community spread by minimizing face-to-face interactions, reducing commuting and travel, and enabling social distancing.
To allay some confusion about a document on the COVID-19 pandemic that was attributed to UCSF last week on social media and in the press – in many cases carrying our official university logo – we’d like to provide some background.
In accordance with an order from San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon, UCSF Health will restrict visitors and UCSF personnel not directly involved with providing patient care and maintaining the UCSF Health infrastructure from its San Francisco hospitals effective March 14.
As number of COVID-19 cases grows in the U.S., cities are canceling events and closing schools and businesses are urging employees to work from home if possible. UCSF epidemiologists Jeff Martin, MD, MPH, and George Rutherford, III, MD, explained why these measures are being taken and what each of us can do to slow the outbreak and help to save lives.
The current capacity allows UCSF Health to cover the current needs for our hospitalized patients and those entering through the Emergency Department each day, with some additional testing for patients at the UCSF outpatient Respiratory Screening Clinic who are suspected of having the virus.
We asked a team of UCSF kidney experts – including nephrologist, a transplant surgeon, a transplant pharmacist and a bioengineer – to shine a light on the problem of kidney disease and share their hopes for the future.