Mayor Breaks Ground on New S.F. General Hospital and Trauma Center

Sfghospital 10/22/09 – Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) to celebrate the rebuilding of the SFGH inpatient care facility. The groundbreaking ceremony is less than one year after 84% of San Francisco voters passed Proposition A, which authorized city financing of the project.

“The people of San Francisco appreciate the value of San Francisco General and they sent that message loud and clear last year,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “Now we are moving forward to strengthen General by building a new hospital that the entire city can be proud of for generations to come.”

The new 448,000 square-foot building, scheduled to open in 2015, will be nine stories (seven stories above ground and two below) and house 284 inpatient beds, 32 more beds than the current hospital. The new building will feature a state-of-the-art environment including patient care areas which have been designed to reduce errors and infections and improve quality and nursing care. The $887.4 million hospital will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and will feature a seismically compliant design allowing the hospital building to move 30 inches in any direction. Read more

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