State and local officials are joining UC San Francisco Medical Center employees today for a rally to protest against the decision to cut nearly 300 positions.
The medical center says the staff reductions are being made to prepare for costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, the sweeping health care reform signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. Read More
Ten years ago, when the first building at the UC San Francisco Medical Center in Mission Bay opened, the area was largely undeveloped. Now the neighborhood has become a hub for biotech science.
State and local officials gathered at Genentech Hall in Mission Bay — the first building to open on the campus — to celebrate how far the medical center has come and the buildings, including a new children’s hospital, that are planned to open in the next few years. Read More
The nation’s top drug cop advocated a “different approach” to narcotics enforcement — and stressed that there is no “war on drugs” — but had stern words Monday for the San Francisco-bred medical marijuana movement. Drug users need treatment and education rather than jail terms, according to Gil Kerlikowske, the former Seattle police chief who now heads President Barack Obama’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. Read More
News about President Barack Obama and his birth certificate hit a fever pitch this week when the White House released a full copy of the president’s birth certificate from Hawaii.Now that the document has been released, though, there is a tie between the debate and San Francisco, according to an Associated Press article. The doctor who was reportedly in attendance for the birth of Obama attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco. Read More
It was 6 a.m. in the emergency room when the patient came in with labored breathing. His respiratory rate was so low that medical resident Dr. Maura Madou wanted to give him her full attention. That might have been easier if she hadn’t already worked 22 hours.
“He was pretty sick, and needed someone with high acuity,” she said. “I honestly couldn’t wait for the next shift to come in.” Read More
Going to the airport requires passengers to make many choices, including one of the most pressing these days: whether or not to use the full body scanner?
While some studies have said the level of radiation in the scanners is not enough to cause concern, a new analysis released by UC San Francisco might give some people cause for concern. Read More
How many San Franciscans are hired for a project at the University of California San Francisco’s new hospital project in Mission Bay will continue to spur protests, despite the hospital making it clear that they hope to hire at least 20 percent local residents. Read More