The Programs of Dignity Health and University of California
These are some of the programs that are only made possible through this partnership:
COVID-19 Care in San Francisco
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and UCSF Health worked together to open the City’s first dedicated unit to care for COVID-19 patients. The unit was staffed by physicians from both Dignity Health and UCSF Health and cared for up to 48 patients at a time.
Pediatric Trauma in Southern California
Through a partnership with UCLA Health, specialists provide pediatric trauma services at Northridge Hospital. This is the only program of its kind in the San Fernando Valley, which launched in YEAR because of a community demand for additional pediatric trauma care in the region.
Adolescent Psychiatry in San Francisco
St. Mary’s Medical Center offers the only inpatient adolescent psychiatry program in San Francisco. The hospital’s partnership with UCSF allows medical residents to rotate through the program, offering patients access to more caregivers, and providing a level of specialty training that residents couldn’t get elsewhere.
Cancer Care in the Central Valley
The joint UC Davis-Mercy Merced Cancer Center serves patients from across the region every year. The center provides access to radiation oncology services and highly specialized care from UC experts. At St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, patients can access cancer clinical trials thanks to a partnership with UCSF. Without these partnerships, this care would not be available.
Inpatient Headache Care in Northern California
The UCSF Health inpatient headache program is housed at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. It is the only program of its kind in Northern California. Thanks to this partnership, nearly 2,000 patients who suffered from debilitating headaches reclaimed their lives in the past year.
An outpatient clinic at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco has been providing care for HIV patients since the early 80s. Thanks to our partnership with UC, a UCSF physician leads the clinic, ensuring that all our patients received the highest level of care possible.