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The Bridge – Winter Issue – February 2016

February 19th, 2016|

CDC Health Advisory: Flu Season Begins: Severe Illness Reported

February 1st, 2016|

Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network February 1, 2016, 0850 EST (8:50 AM EST) CDCHAN-00387 Flu Season Begins: Severe Influenza Illness Reported CDC urges rapid antiviral treatment of very ill and high risk suspect influenza patients without waiting for testing Summary Influenza activity is increasing across the country and CDC has received reports of [...]

Zika Update

January 29th, 2016|

In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre (paralysis) syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes. Zika is a virus that is spread through mosquito [...]

**Press Release** Super Bowl 50 Host Committee and Pollinator Partnership Bring Trees to Laguna Honda

January 29th, 2016|

January 28, 2016 For Immediate Release Evan Cole EC@pollinator.org 415.362.1137 Laurie Davies Adams LDA@pollinator.org 415.362.1137   Touchdown for the Bees! Pollinator Partnership (P2) Receives Funding from NFL to Plant Trees for Bees at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center This year’s Super Bowl 50, taking place at Levi’s Stadium on February 7th, is set to [...]

**Press Release** Zuckerberg SF General Hospital Names New CEO

January 28th, 2016|

January 28, 2016 For Immediate Relase Following an extensive nationwide search, San Francisco Health Director Barbara Garcia announced today the appointment of Susan P. Ehrlich, MD as the new chief executive officer of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, leading a staff of 5,400 and managing a budget of [...]

Substance Use Warmline

January 19th, 2016|

The Clinician Consultation Center at UCSF offers free and confidential clinician-to-clinician telephone consulation focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians. Call 1-855-300-3595. For more info: click here

**Media Advisory** 400 Turkeys to be given to Bayview Residents

December 18th, 2015|

Media Advisory December 18, 2015 Contact: Linda Acosta Linda.Acosta@sfdph.org 415-554-2928, 415-828-6757 cell GLIDE MEMORIAL, OLIVET MISSIONARY BAPTIST, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS UNITE TO PROVIDE HEALTHY HOLIDAY MEALS FOR THE BAYVIEW More than 400 turkeys with all the fixings will be given away to designated Bayview-Hunter’s Point Residents Available for phone interviews: [...]

***Press Release*** Mayor Lee and City Agencies Announce Temporary Shelter System and City Preparations for expected El Nino Storms

December 14th, 2015|

*** PRESS RELEASE *** MAYOR LEE & CITY AGENCIES ANNOUNCE TEMPORARY WINTER SHELTER SYSTEM AND CITY PREPARATIONS FOR EXPECTED EL NINO STORMS San Francisco Encourages Residents & Businesses to Prepare for Expected El Niño Storms San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the City’s storm-preparation and response plans, and strategy to shelter homeless living [...]

The Bridge – Fall Issue – November 2015

November 24th, 2015|


November 23rd, 2015|

New Public Hospital Funded by San Francisco Voters and Generous Donors will Provide World Class Care for Generations; Unprecedented Public-Private Partnership to Support State-of-the-Art Technology, Medical Equipment and Amenities for Patients ***PRESS RELEASE*** MAYOR LEE CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING AND DEDICATION OF PRISCILLA CHAN AND MARK ZUCKERBERG SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL AND TRAUMA CENTER New Public [...]