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Chinese Hospital is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its Board of Trustees Installation Ceremony for 2024, held on January 26th. This ceremony not only introduced the broad set to guide the hospital throughout the year but also marked the commencement of the celebration of a remarkable milestone – 125 years of dedicated service to the community.

Established in 1899, Chinese Hospital has been a cornerstone of the San Francisco community, providing quality healthcare in a cost-effective way while remaining responsive to the community’s ethnic and cultural uniqueness.

During the ceremony, the Board of Trustees for 2024, with the re-elected Dr. Kin F. Yee as chair and Mr. Harvey Louie as vice-chair, took the oath of office, administered by Speaker Emerita of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

In her welcoming speech, Dr. Jian Zhang, CEO of Chinese Hospital, welcomed the Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees for 2024 and expressed profound gratitude, stating, “I deeply appreciate our dedicated board for their services and contributions to the hospital’s success over the past year. My appreciation extends to elected officials, community leaders, partners, and supporters. Importantly, I want to acknowledge the exceptional management team, devoted medical staff, and hardworking employees for their steadfast dedication in propelling Chinese Hospital to become one of the best-in-state hospitals.”

As the only independent community hospital in San Francisco, Chinese Hospital has played a crucial role in safeguarding the community’s health and well-being, particularly during health crises. Key accomplishments of 2023 include:

  • Attained prestigious ratings, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) four-star rating for patient experience, and Newsweek’s Best-in-State Hospitals recognition.
  • Secured federal, state, city, and private grants to ensure financial stability, including Subacute Care Unit Project, ED-ALT Program, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)’s Hepatitis B Demonstration Project and Test-to-Treat Program, and CalBridge Program.
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission.
  • Continued expansion of healthcare programs to meet community needs, such as skilled nursing, subacute care, and outpatient palliative care.
  • Continued partnership development, including UCSF Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and the White Ribbon Project for lung cancer awareness.

“As we step into a new year, marking 125 years of service to the San Francisco community, I’m honored and humbled to continue leading the Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Yee, Chairman of the Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees. “I would like to express my gratitude to the board for their dedication in making 2023 a success despite industry challenges. I also appreciate the management team, medical staff, and all employees who have contributed to making Chinese Hospital one of San Francisco’s premier institutions.”

Dr. Yee continued, “2024 continues to be a challenging year, but our commitment to providing exceptional healthcare remains unwavering. With a team of dedicated board members, esteemed physicians, and committed staff, we envision Chinese Hospital continuing to shine as a beacon of medical excellence, fostering innovation, and delivering compassionate care.”

In 2024, Chinese Hospital is committed to enhancing the patient experience and safety, expanding services to meet evolving healthcare needs, and fostering collaborative partnerships with the city, state, and other healthcare systems to address disparities. Additionally, the hospital will focus on maintaining fiscal health to ensure sustainable operations.

At the ceremony’s conclusion, Dr. Yee expressed gratitude to the government and community for ongoing support, particularly thanking Assemblymember Phil Ting for securing another $5 million in state funding to support Chinese Hospital in establishing the only Subacute Care Unit in San Francisco. Dr. Yee sincerely invites everyone to consider Chinese Hospital for their medical needs and choose CCHP as their health plan. Through continued collaboration, Chinese Hospital will grow and emerge even stronger for another 125 years.


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Jenni Lau
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