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Thank an exceptional MD this Doctors Day 

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on March 28, 2018

There simply aren’t enough ways to say “thank you” to a doctor who has seen you through a difficult time. On National Doctors’ Day, March 30, you can translate your gratitude into honoring a special doctor. 

At Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, we often get notes of heartfelt praise for our doctors. One thing many letters have in common is gratitude for a doctor’s compassionate care, the recognition that everyone here approaches medical care with emphasis on the word “care.”

Humankindness is the motto we embrace each and every day.  When you indicate your doctor's name* as you make your gift, we will let your doctor* know. Imagine how your appreciation will make your physician feel—knowing his or her care inspired you to give. 


Thank you for honoring a special doctor with a generous gift to Saint Francis. 



*We are only able to let doctors who work at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital know about your gift. But you can still make a gift in honor of any healthcare provider you appreciate.

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Making a difference in the Tenderloin...block by block.

Posted by Jennifer Kiss on March 5, 2018

The Saint Francis Foundation and TLHIP are proud to partner with Metta Fund to support collective impact efforts to improve health in SF and the Tenderloin.

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TLHIP acknowledged by City officials for improving lives in the Tenderloin

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on January 31, 2018

Congratulations to the leadership team of the Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) for its work over the past four years.

TLHIP BOS Proclamation January 2018.jpgAt the January 25th Saint Francis Foundation Board Meeting, Supervisor Jane Kim issued a proclamation from the City and County of San Francisco acknowledging TLHIP's contributions to improving the lives of residents in the Tenderloin.

The TLHIP leadership team consists of: Jennifer Kiss, Will Douglas, Abbie Yant and Jennifer Varano.

Pictured: Jennifer Kiss, Vice Present of Programs/Director of TLHIP; Supervisor Jane Kim; and Mike Soza, Foundation Board President.

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What's coming in 2018

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on January 11, 2018

Happy New Year! As we head into 2018, I want to share with you some of the Foundatnewyear2018.pngion’s priorities.

2018: Focus on most critical patients at Saint Francis
The Saint Francis ICU sees hundreds of patients per year. The time has come to renovate this facility much utilized by our community. Plans include: a brand new center that will combine the current ICU with the CCU, updated technology for monitoring patients, and new consulting and waiting rooms for families. We want this center to match the extraordinary level of care that Saint Francis medical and administrative staff provides throughout the Hospital. With your partnership, we can transform the ICU/CCU to serve patients and families with the highest level of personal attention and specialized service. Read more about it or make a contribution today.

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Saint Francis Burn Center celebrates 50 years of service

Posted by Markham Miller on December 22, 2017

December 15th marked the 50th anniversary

of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital’s Bothin Burn Center, which treats about 500 patients a year, 15 percent of those being children.  The specialized staff also saw at least 10 patients this fall who were affected by the North Bay Fires. 

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Expressing gratitude through supporting the Saint Francis ICU

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on November 17, 2017

On behalf of the Board and Staff, please accept our wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

As we embark on the holiday season, we are also launching an effort to enhance the ability to treat patients in critical and intensive care at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital.

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Support Bothin Burn Center families

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on October 12, 2017


As you may know, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has the largest burn unit in the Bay Area. So far, the Bothin Burn Center has seen 10 patients with burns and/or smoke inhalation. 
Two of the 10 patients at Bothin Burn Center are critical, six are critical but stable, and the remaining two are stable. 
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Sharing a model for community change

Posted by Will Douglas on October 11, 2017

The Tenderloin Health Improvement Partnership (TLHIP) and the Saint Francis Foundation have been invited to participate a second time in a national initiative to provide capacity building and support for adapting and testing a community change model called the Model for Improvement. The initiative, called Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (or SCALE as it is commonly referred to) is supported by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the second phase of this project, we will take this model for community change, teach it to others, apply it to projects, and “scale up” what we learned from the first round (2015-2016).

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Tennis Player/Future Doctor and Community Advocate/Future Nurse Receive Scholarships from the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Fund

Posted by Markham Miller on August 22, 2017

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Foundation Mid-year Update: A leadership change, upcoming parties and new initiatives

Posted by Ann Blumlein Lazarus on June 27, 2017

Dear Friends of the Foundation:

I am writing to you as the new interim president of the Foundation. Our most recent leader – and a good friend of mine – Kevin Causey, left earlier this month to lead a new community health foundation in Monterey, CA. The Saint Francis Foundation has grown tremendously in the past five years. I should know as this is my second time as the interim leader, and I am pleased to be back!

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