UCSF Medical Center (Parnassus)
UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world as a leader in health care, innovative medicine, advanced technologies, and compassionate care. US World and News Report consistently ranks UCSF on its top-ten list of best hospitals in the United States. UCSF ranks 4th in the country in NIH research grants among all institutions and 2nd in the country among all medical schools. Research is well-balanced with education with UCSF serving as the training site for other premier residency programs. The Emergency Department at UCSF was recently renovated and features an electronic tracking and medical record system, which is fully integrated with the hospital's lab and radiology systems. Designated as a prehospital stroke and ST Elevation MI center for San Francisco, the new ED contains a 64-slice CT scanner, two state-of-the-art resuscitation rooms, bedside ultrasound, and private rooms for almost all of the patients. The annual ED census of 41,400 consists of a high-acuity and complex patient population with a 26.3% admission rate.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) and Trauma Center
The SFGH Emergency Department is the only level-one trauma center in all of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. It serves as the entry point for critically injured patients of all ages, in addition to a wide range of nontraumatic complaints for a predominantly underserved, urban population. It is a busy Emergency Department with an annual census of 51,175 patients, a 18.9% admission rate, and the highest ambulance volume in the city. In 2011, the ED smoothly implemented and integrated an electronic medical record system.
The trauma patients are a complex mix of penetrating and blunt trauma, many of whom present to the department as "walk ups". In 2006 alone, the Emergency Department received 3,650 trauma activations, with mechanisms of injury being penetrating (27%), blunt (71%), and thermal (2%). These numbers do not include the multitude of patients, who present below the a threshold injury-severity score necessary for an official "trauma activation". The exciting and busy environment of the Emergency Department has been highlighted in The Learning Channel's "Life in the ER."
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital - San Francisco (UCSF BCHSF) at Mission Bay
The Mission Bay Pediatric Emergency Department is the only freestanding Children’s Emergency Department in San Francisco. It serves as the front door to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital – SF, which opened in February of 2015. The highly collaborative clinical environment is staffed entirely by fellowship trained Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty and skilled Pediatric emergency nursing staff. It serves as the primary clinical site for both UCSF Emergency Medicine and Pediatric residencies. In our opening year, the ED is on track to increase volumes by more than 50% with an expected annual census of 13,000 patients and a 10.4% admission rate.
Veteran's Administration (VA) Medical Center of San Francisco
The VA Medical Center serves as a major referral center for veterans throughout Northern California. It consists of a 344-bed inpatient facility, a 120-bed nursing home, and a large clinic sited on a postcard-perfect, seaside bluff with an expansive view of the Pacific and the Golden Gate. Several modern research buildings are located at the VA campus, which oversees more than $64 million in grants, representing the largest funded research program of any VA medical center in the country.
San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Hospital
San Francisco Kaiser is a 247-bed hospital with 32 ICU and 22 NICU beds and is the regional Kaiser cardiac referral center. The UCSF Pediatric and Surgery residents already rotate at San Francisco Kaiser as their main community site experience. The Emergency Department has a census of 34,900 annual visits, after having triaged many lower-acuity patients to the minor injury clinic and the urgent care center. The high-acuity ED is staffed by 2-3 Emergency Medicine board-certified physicians at all times and has a 16.4% admission rate. The EM faculty at Kaiser are fantastic educators, active in teaching UCSF medical students, and are a natural fit to join our UCSF-SFGH Emergency Medicine residency program.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital - Oakland (UCSF BCHO)
CHRCO is a large and busy pediatric medical center and serves as the designated pediatric trauma center for Alameda County. The Emergency Department, staffed entirely by board-certified faculty in pediatric emergency medicine, has an annual census of 45,700 and a 16.1% admission rate.