• Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Fire at San Francisco General Hospital Construction Site, 350 Evacuated

    A small, but very inconvenient fire broke out this morning at the construction site of the new San Francisco General Hospital, forcing some 350 workers to evacuate the area. The fire started at about 9:30 a.m. at a temporary platform inside an elevator shaft at the top of the new hospital building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Sex Offender Who Escaped From Mental Health Facility Found Panhandling in S.F.

    A San Mateo County sex offender is in jail today after he escaped from a Mental Health facility Friday and made his way to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf where he was reportedly seen panhandling. Derrick Sanders, 34, was reported missing from the Cordilleras Mental Health Facility around 4 a.m. o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient Booted from UCSF

    ‚ÄčAngel Raich is busy dying. The famous marijuana activist -- who took the federal government to the Supreme Court of the United States for the right to use medical cannabis -- was, earlier this year diagnosed with an inoperable terminal brain tumor, a condition that causes frequent seizures as wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    New Leaf, LGBT Mental Health Center, Closing Doors

    Sadly, New Leaf is being turned over‚ÄčExploding costs of health care benefits and leases will force New Leaf -- a 35-year-old San Francisco center serving the LGBT community with mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS services -- to close in October. The center's board of directors announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Bogus UCSF Hospital Booksellers Just the Latest Scammers From Shady Company

    On Monday, we noted that San Franciscans were reporting door-to-door booksellers claiming to be fund-raising for UCSF Children's Hospital -- which was news to hospital officials. The UCSF Police have since confirmed that Terry Brisendine of the Michigan-based magazine clearinghouse World Wide Circul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    IHOP Pancake Giveaway to Benefit Local Hospital -- Depending Upon Your Definition of 'Local'

    If you like eating pancakes and helping kids -- and don't particularly care where those kids are -- IHOP has a deal for youIn one of the more stunningly bad product tie-ins in recent memory, the good people over at the International House of Pancakes have declared next Tuesday to be National Pancake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    U.C. San Francisco Reports Young Rapscallion Book-Selling Scam

    U.C. San Francisco has put out the word that anyone who receives an offer to buy books to supposedly benefit the city's Children's Hospital should do what those confronted with books did in Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 411: Call the authorities. Hospital officials have received reports of young men goin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Note to the Privately Insured: St. Luke's Wants You!

    By Lauren Smiley Billboards have popped up around the city this month in a new ad campaign from California Pacific Medical Center reading, "Rediscover St. Luke's....the SoMa gateway to California Pacific Medical Center. We're here to stay!" It sounds a tad bit defiant, but marketers figure th ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2008
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 15, 2002

    Best Children's Hospital

    UCSF Children's Hospital

  • News

    August 15, 2001

    Hospital, Heal Thyself

    The rebuilding of the Laguna Honda nursing home is already three years behind schedule and millions over budget -- and the final plans aren't even finished yet

  • News

    September 8, 1999

    Dirty Laundry

    Literally and figuratively, the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger gets fouler every day

  • News

    August 11, 1999

    Inside the Big Floop

    Threatening Mount Zion means curtains for the clowns who have mismanaged the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger

  • News

    August 12, 1998

    Healthy Investment

    Ignore Davis, Fang, O'Donoghue, and Roselli; here's how renovating Laguna Honda could save taxpayers $500 million

  • News

    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Empire Strikes Back

    Two lawsuits allege conflict of interest, sharp dealing

  • News

    January 21, 1998

    Sutter's Giant Sucking Sound

    Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.

  • Calendar

    September 17, 1997
  • News

    September 10, 1997

    Giving Away the Hospital

    University of California regents are set to vote next week on finalizing a merger of the UCSF Medical Center with Stanford University's health service. Supporters claim the merger -- a transfer of $380 million in public assets to the private sector -- is

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Temperature Rising

    The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun

  • News

    January 29, 1997

    Pinstriped Medicine

    How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care

  • News

    May 1, 1996

    In Sickness and in Wealth

    It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's

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