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 $1.1 billion.
Susan Ehrlich comes to Zuckerberg San Francisco General from the San Mateo Medical Center, where she most recently served as its Chief Executive Officer, from 2009 to present, overseeing a staff of close to 1,500 and budget of $270 million. Previously, over her 14 years of service at the center, she was chief medical officer, vice president and medical director.
Dr. Ehrlich has a deep background in both medicine and public health, with numerous posts in health policy and finance, including serving as Budget and Planning Director for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. She also continues to be a practicing physician. Her education includes an undergraduate degree in public policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, a graduate degree in public policy from the Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and an MD degree from the Medical School at the University of California, San Francisco.
“We are very proud to welcome Susan to Zuckerberg San Francisco General, a critical component of the San Francisco Health Network,” Garcia said. “Dr. Ehrlich joins us at a moment of unprecedented activity and excitement, as the entire environment of health care is changing, as the needs of our community continue to grow, and as we prepare to move into our new state-of-the-art acute care and trauma center in spring of this year. We know our hospital will be in great hands.”
Ehrlich will assume her role at Zuckerberg San Francisco General in late April of this year.
CONTACT: Brent Andrew, Chief Communications Officer, Zuckerberg San Francisco General
415.206.6995 (office), firstname.lastname@example.org
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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, part of the San Francisco Health Network, is an essential component of San Francisco’s health care system serving over 100,000 patients each year and providing 20 percent of the city’s inpatient care. Recognized as one of the nation’s top hospitals, it serves the community with a full complement of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and psychiatric services for adults and children 24-hours a day. Zuckerberg San Francisco General is San Francisco’s safety net hospital, the city’s only trauma center and a top academic medical center, with medical staff from the faculty of internationally-renowned UCSF. More information is available at: http://www.zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/.