San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) is an essential part of San Francisco’s health care system serving some 100,000 patients each year and providing 20 percent of the city’s inpatient care. Recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals, we serve the community with a full complement of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and psychiatric services for adults and children 24-hours a day.
San Francisco’s safety net hospital
Considered one of the finest public hospitals, San Francisco General offers compassionate and culturally competent care to a diverse community of patients in more than 20 languages. SFGH is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health. We are part of a city wide integrated health care system, providing primary, specialty and hospital care for vulnerable populations, including Healthy San Francisco and SF PATH.
The City’s only trauma center
SFGH is the city's busiest emergency room and the only Level One trauma center providing life-saving care to the 1.5 million adults and children of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. We treat more than 3,900 trauma patients annually with a comprehensive range of resources on hand 24-hours a day, including trauma surgeons specializing in orthopedic, general, and neurosurgery, anesthesiologists and other specialists. In 2011, SFGH became the first acute hospital in the country to be certified for a Traumatic Brain Injury program.
A top academic medical center
SFGH and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) have been partners in public health since 1872, attracting physicians who are leaders in their fields and making SFGH one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, training tomorrow’s providers. The research conducted at SFGH has led to many important breakthroughs in the area of HIV/AIDS, the effects of smoking and the treatment of tuberculosis, just to name a few. The UCSF research programs at SFGH are awarded around $160 million annually, and have resulted in real time benefits to our patients by offering the best care that medical science has to offer.
Building for the future
Thanks to San Francisco voters , SFGH is building a new nine-story acute care hospital that is seismically safe, technologically advanced and green. Construction on the Rebuild began in 2009 and we look forward to the ribbon cutting ceremony in 2015. The new hospital will be a warm, healing environment with private patient rooms, abundant natural light and a sunny roof-top garden. The latest technology and award-winning design center on the needs of our patients. As we prepare for health reform, we are partnering with our patients to find innovative ways to deliver patient-centered, safe and efficient care. We are also reaching out to our community to help people stay healthy and reduce the impact of chronic disease through our exciting Community Wellness Program.