'It Is Time You Realize This Is Not Acceptable'

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The discussion, which took place on September 28, was facilitated by FCM PGY3, Nazneen Uddin.  Panelists included:

-Jess Ghannam, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, who specializes in the impact of war on refugees and children

-Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Francisco

-Hatem Bazian, PhD, Editor of the Islamophobia Studies Journal and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley

-Suzanne Barakat, MD, PGY2 resident in FCM

FCM Faculty and Staff Celebrate San Francisco General Hospital at the 10th Annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon

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Heroes & Hearts, a celebration in support of San Francisco General Hospital Foundations’ mission to promote excellence in research, education, and care for all at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, took place on February 12th.  Over 1,000 guests attended this year's sold-out event, which was held at AT & T Park.  This year's honorees, Diane Havlir, MD, Edgar Pierluissi, MD and Maya Vasquez, RN, were recognized for their dedication and impact on the community through their work at San Francisco General Hospital.

SFGH Patient Advisory Board Tackles Health Disparities

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With a Latino patient population of more than 40 percent, San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) stepped up its commitment to patient-centered care by creating a patient advisory board for Spanish-speaking patients. With grant funding and a blueprint for creating the advisory board, SFGH’s Family Health and Urgent Care Center formed a powerful and cohesive model for patient-centered health care with reduced health disparities.