Opening Discussion Topic:
Every year the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center serves over 100,000 patients – providing 20% of the City’s inpatient care. Additionally, resources on the campus provide outpatient, emergency, diagnostic, and psychiatric services to adults and children 24/7. San Francisco’s only safety net hospital and trauma center, ZSFG is also a top academic medical center, staffed with UCSF physicians and surgeons.
For 146 years, residents of the City and County of San Francisco and North San Mateo County alike have relied on the public health system that is the safety net backbone for the region. During our Group Discussion, we’ll look to hear about your personal or professional interaction with San Francisco’s (or other) Public Health Systems. Then our Featured Speaker, Susan Ehrlich, CEO of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, will give us an overview of ZSFG’s major milestones, including the opening of the “new building” just three years ago, and its continuing role as an academic medical center, which serves a largely publicly-insured and vulnerable patient population. She’ll also look to us for our insights on some key issues she’s facing.
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Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, and ZSFG&TC CEO, presides over a faculty and staff of 5,400, a $1.1 billion budget, 400 beds, and a 146-year old institution that has built a reputation as one of the nation’s leading public hospitals. Using a “Lean philosophy” she first began to apply as a physician leader, and later as CEO at San Mateo Medical Center, Susan’s focus is “more about supporting people and developing people into leaders.” Known for having “grace under pressure,” recently, she’s demonstrated that quality when the Hospital came under attack for both its name and billing practices for the privately insured.
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