UCSF Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital have both been fined tens of thousands of dollars for operating-room mishaps, the California Department of Public Health announced today.The two are among 14 major hospitals against which state health officials issued sanctions, including top ... More >>
Human Rights Commissioner Cecilia Chung stars in the video on LGBT healthcare equality. Here is some good news coming on the heels of Gay Pride: Hospitals in the Bay Area -- San Francisco in particular -- are way ahead of the curve when it comes to how they treat LGBT patients, according to a Hum ... More >>
The path to riches, or premature death -- or both? Scrap dealers on the lookout for a stolen 600-pound church bell can now keep their eyes peeled for more hot metal -- the city is undergoing a spate of copper wiring thefts. San Francisco Police have been called in to at least a dozen copper wire ... More >>
In an April cover story, we looked at the dilemma facing the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state agency created through Proposition 71 to fund stem-cell research: Should the landmark agency direct the remainder of its $3 billion in research funds towards "adult" stem cel ... More >>
Lombard Street will look something like this on Wednesday.If you pass by the windy bit of Lombard Street tomorrow morning and see visions of lollipop trees and gumdrop lanes, don't worry: It isn't a bad acid trip. SFist reports that the iconic portion of the boulevard will be closed down and deco ... More >>
Photo l Bonnie Powell / UC Berkeley
The investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Gideon Sofer's Blackberry from his hospital room at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is ongoing. But in the meantime, patient relations has offered Sofer just $100 to replace t ... More >>
Photo | Bonnie Powell / UC BerkeleyGideon Sofer On the evening of May 10, Gideon Sofer lay in a UCSF Medical Center Mount Zion hospital bed. A 23-year-old U.C. Berkeley graduate, noted advocate for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and stamp collector, Sofer recently created his o ... More >>
Print journalists and bloggers are feuding again.
It's a quiet feud so far -- an incendiary article here, a subtle dig in a blog post there -- but it's real, it's between people I know and respect, and it makes me want to hide under the bed the way I did when the monsters attacked mommy and dad ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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