On January 28th, staff and patients from around the SF Health Network gathered in Golden Gate Park for an all-day training about how patients can be involved in health center improvement. Sofia Solorzano works with the Maxine Hall Health Center Patient Advisory Council to make a process map regarding customer service for non-English speaking patients. [...]
Staff and patients from across the SF Health Network gathered on October 15th for the second in a series of three seminars as part of the Patient Advisory Council Collaborative. Our guest speaker was Rita Nguyen, a hospitalist at SF General Hospital. Rita led a training about telling your story based on Mashall Ganz’s community [...]
Team-based care has become widely accepted in primary care as the delivery model that allows for increased support for both providers and patients. In fact, SFHN began transitioning to team-based care with its network of primary care clinics in 2009 with Dr. Tom Bodenheimer’s “teamlet” model and gradually expanding team roles to include nursing, behavioral [...]
We know sedatives and hypnotics can be an important part of a patient's care, but they can also be dangerous. How can we prescribe them safely? This joint session with Community Behavioral Health Services joined primary care providers and psychiatrists to address risk factors for adverse effects and misuse, discuss weening techniques and come up [...]
Hypertension is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality for our patients. What can we do to help bring our patients' blood pressures under better control? This session, led by Dr Joseph Young of Kaiser Permanente and assisted by Drs Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Reena Gupta of SFGH, discussed factors in a successful blood [...]
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is more common than we realize. It affects all aspects of our patients' health. Dr Leigh Kimberg guides us through IPV screening, and provides resources for providers and patients after a positive screen. In this trauma-informed systems training, Dr Kimberg teaches providers self-care techniques to help cope with the contact trauma.
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 [...]
San Francisco’s Medi-Cal beneficiaries have a new option for health care services. The San Francisco Health Network today announced a partnership with North East Medical Services (NEMS) that will allow patients to receive primary care at NEMS clinics and specialty and hospital care at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. “We are delighted to [...]