Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
|Saint Francis Memorial Hospital|
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in 2014
|Location||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Emergency department||Basic Emergency Services|
|Lists||Hospitals in California|
Founded in 1905 in San Francisco by five physicians, they undertook to build "the most up-to-date modern hospital west of Chicago."
Timeline of Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
1905: Saint Francis Hospital Company is founded by five physicians.
1906: The Great earthquake of 1906 causes a fire that burns the Hospital to the ground. Dr. Redmond Payne volunteers his home to become the temporary location for Saint Francis.
1911: A new 100-bed building is built at the corner of Bush and Hyde streets, which is the present Nob Hill address, and is fully occupied within 10 days of opening.
1921: To accommodate the post-war baby boom, a 200-bed obstetrics wing is added.
1938: The for-profit Saint Francis Hospital Company becomes the non-profit Saint Francis Hospital Association.
1952: The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic and Residency Program is established.
1955: A four-bed burn ward opens. Occupational Therapy and Social Services are added for the benefit of the community.
1965: Groundbreaking for the new tower takes place.
1967: The Bothin Burn Center opens as a 10-bed acute care ward.
1979: The Center for Sports Medicine is opened.
1984: $3.5 million is raised for major hospital renovations.
1986: The Healthwise Senior Program is started and serves the senior citizens of San Francisco.
1990: Saint Francis becomes the first hospital in the San Francisco/Bay Area to perform Laser Gall Bladder Surgery. The HIVCare Program is established. The Centers for Excellence adds an Oncology Center and a Spine Center.
1993: Saint Francis becomes a member of Dignity Health.
1999: Dignity and Saint Francis become the Official Health Care Provider of the San Francisco Giants.
2000: Saint Francis opens The Health Center at the old SBC Park.
2001: The Total Joint Center opens.
2002: One of the top scores within the Dignity Hospital System, Saint Francis receives a score of 94 during the JCAHO/CALS survey.
2003: The Hospital installs the Picture archiving and communication System (PACS) in the Radiology Department, one of the newest systems.
2004: The Behavioral Health Day Unit and the San Francisco Center for Wound Healing begin operations.
2005: The Center for Sports Medicine opens a new satellite center in Corte Madera at the Town Center.
A satellite Center for Sports Medicine is added to the new AT&T Park and a third center is opened in Walnut Creek, Ca.
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