Campus Messages

An archive of email messages sent to the entire UCSF community by the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

November 16, 2022
Honors and Awards
UCSF Health

Dear Colleagues,

Nurses comprise almost one-third of UCSF Health’s employees and enable us to deliver the high-quality, patient-centric care for which we are known. Even in the toughest circumstances, nurses are advocates for our patients, always ensuring our organization is doing its best for patients and families.

That’s why we are especially pleased to announce a well-deserved recognition. UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco have again earned the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Only 9.86% of all registered hospitals in the United States achieve Magnet status, which recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Redesignation takes place every four years, and this is our third time achieving Magnet status. We remain the only hospital in San Francisco to hold this distinction. In addition, all UC Health medical centers have achieved Magnet status. You can read more here.

The requirements to achieve Magnet status are rigorous.

In collaboration with colleagues across the campus and health system, we filed an extensive application document highlighting the leadership, exemplary practice, innovations and commitment to research and education of UCSF nurses. In addition, we outperformed the majority of national benchmarks for our nurse-sensitive indicators. Our...

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June 2, 2022
UCSF Health

Dear Colleagues,

A shooting yesterday at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, hospital took the lives of four people, unsettling a nation already reeling from the tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde. While words of condolences and comfort can feel inadequate in the face of this growing public health crisis, we share in the grief for those who lost their lives, as well as the families they leave behind.

Training for Our Community

The fact that this latest gun violence occurred in a place of healing brings the issue closer to home for our community of health professionals and staff. Prior to these recent events, UCSF and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) had been preparing a series of training programs, which are more timely than ever.

Beginning next week, UCSF and ZSFG will offer active threat training. Participants will learn how to protect themselves from an active shooter, how to report an incident, and what to expect from the police response. 

  • The UCSF Police Department will offer training for the UCSF community, with in-person and Zoom options. UCSF Police Chief Mike Denson will send more information in a separate communication.
  • San Francisco Sheriff's Department is planning an upcoming active shooter training for the ZSFG campus. More details on this effort are forthcoming.
Town Hall on Gun Violence

UCSF also will hold a town hall to help our community understand the growing epidemic of gun violence. Experts engaged across research, education and training, health policy and care delivery will talk about their work in our communities and what more can be done to prevent gun violence. More information about...

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