• July 21, 2015

    U.S. News Best Hospitals 2015-16

    Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to share the news that UCSF Medical Center is one of the nation’s premier hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, ranking as the eighth best hospital in the country in the 2015-2016 America’s Best Hospitals survey, which was published by U.S. News & World Report today.

  • July 17, 2015

    UCSF: Personal Responsibility for IT Security

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

    Recent cyber attacks in the news are striking closer to home. These incidents can be detrimental on both an institutional and individual level. They require continued diligence by everyone within the university. I need each of you to take immediate action to assist in further securing the IT assets and data that you use and create at UCSF.

    The following steps are mandatory and require your immediate action:

  • July 16, 2015

    2015 Staff Engagement Survey Results

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

    I am writing to share the outcome of the 2015 Staff Engagement Survey. UCSF’s overall score rose modestly from 3.81 to 3.86 points on a five-point scale, and over the four annual surveys completed since 2011, we have had an increase of .26. While this constitutes a meaningful increase and could indicate a higher sense of engagement, I encourage all of us to use this information as the impetus for further significant progress.

    We all have a role to play in this critical effort. Survey results show that units that work on action plans as a team have significantly higher engagement. Each of us can participate in important ways:

  • May 29, 2015

    UCSF Healthy Beverages Initiative

    Dear Members of the UCSF Community:

    This summer marks the launch of an important program here at UCSF in our effort to translate science into better health for our own community.

    Starting July 1, the campus and medical center will begin rolling out a Healthy Beverages Initiative across campus, starting at Mission Bay and culminating in October at Parnassus. Under the program, UCSF will sell a variety of zero-calorie waters, plain milk, coffee, tea, diet beverages and 100% pure fruit juice in our vending machines, coffee kiosks, cafeterias and eateries on our property and will eliminate sales of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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