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August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

August 28th, 2015|

Press Release - SAN FRANCISCO SUCCESSFULLY REDUCING OVERDOSE DEATHS - Click here to view document. (San Francisco) --- In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, San Francisco’s Health Department reports that heroin overdose fatalities in the city have declined substantially. This progress is associated with the wide distribution of naloxone, which helps to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses [...]

We are the SF Health Network

March 30th, 2015|

We are San Francisco’s only complete system of care Our top goal is to improve the value of services provided to our patients, staff and all San Franciscans We operate SF General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center and over 45 clinics throughout the community Our services include: prenatal care pediatric [...]

SF General is first hospital in California to pilot rapid tuberculosis test

March 19th, 2015|

"Last month, the hospital became the first in California to pilot the diagnostic test, which reduces the need to isolate suspected patients and speeds up the administration of treatment, doctors said during a demonstration of the test Wednesday." --Laura Dudnick, SF Examiner Check out the full story here!

Dr. Deborah Cohan prescribes dancing as a healing remedy

February 24th, 2015|

http://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/Dr-Deborah-Cohan-prescribes-dancing-as-a-healing-6094312.php?t=5c08f3a741&cmpid=email-premium

Media briefing on first measles case confirmed in Contra Costa County – BART riders may have been exposed

February 11th, 2015|

Media Briefing was held: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 30 Muir Road, ZA Room, Martinez   Some BART riders may have been exposed to measles last week after a Contra Costa County resident with measles commuted from home to work in San Francisco while infectious. Although the risk of contracting measles by being exposed [...]

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan give $75 million to support San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

February 6th, 2015|

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) will receive an historic grant of $75 million from Facebook founder and CEO Mr. Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan’s donor advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (The General), the City’s largest safety net provider and only trauma [...]

Covered California Workshop & Enrollment Event

January 28th, 2015|

Measles Alert: Make Sure You’re Protected

January 23rd, 2015|

Key facts There are no measles cases in San Francisco. The best way to prevent measles is to be vaccinated. The vaccine is highly effective. The measles vaccine, called MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) has been available in the US for over 40 years. Many people have already received two doses of MMR vaccine and [...]

Flu season has arrived – Not too late for a flu shot!

January 20th, 2015|

SAN FRANCISCO (January 16, 2015) – Bay Area Health Officers are seeing increased flu activity and encourage all residents to get flu shots and to wash their hands. Though the flu season has been relatively mild in the Bay Area so far this year, that could change. Flu is widespread in 46 states throughout the [...]

SF HEALTH NETWORK KICKS OFF NEW YEAR BY GOING FOLIC!

January 2nd, 2015|

SAN FRANCISCO— It’s New Year’s resolution time again. What easier resolution can young women make than to take a multi-vitamin with folic acid? National Folic Acid Awareness Week is January 4 to 11, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s San Francisco Health Network, in collaboration with its Family Planning Program, is excited to [...]