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Chinese Hospital is delighted to announce that Dr. Jian Zhang, CEO of Chinese Hospital, has been recognized in the esteemed Forbes 50 Over 50 list for 2023. This prestigious accolade celebrates leaders who have made remarkable contributions in their respective fields, and Dr. Zhang’s exceptional leadership and groundbreaking efforts in promoting health equity, including her remarkable contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, have earned her a well-deserved spot on this illustrious list.

The Forbes 50 Over 50 list, now in its third year, highlights leaders from various industries who are making a significant impact in their respective fields, proving that success and innovation have no age restrictions. This exclusive list features entrepreneurs, innovators, and creators whose sphere of influence stretches from the deep sea to outer space, representing a diverse range of accomplishments that are changing the world.

As the CEO of Chinese Hospital in San Francisco, Dr. Zhang has been a trailblazer in the healthcare industry for over 30 years. Her dedication to improving access to care for underserved populations has been unwavering, making her a respected figure in the community.

Dr. Zhang’s groundbreaking contributions to healthcare are not only transforming lives but also promoting health equity. Under her visionary leadership, Chinese Hospital has become a model for community-based healthcare, providing culturally competent and linguistically appropriate care to patients from diverse backgrounds. Her focus on promoting health equity has ensured that all individuals, regardless of their background or socioeconomic status, have access to quality healthcare services.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Zhang’s leadership was instrumental in protecting the community. Chinese Hospital took charge of testing, contact tracing, vaccination, and treatment efforts, providing critical COVID-related services to underserved populations in collaboration with San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), UCSF, and other community organizations. Furthermore, Dr. Zhang prioritized mental health support for staff and patients affected by the trauma of anti-Asian violence.

Dr. Zhang’s remarkable work in the COVID-19 response has earned her accolades. She was awarded the Distinguished Woman of The Year by the California Legislature in 2021 and 2023 for her exceptional work against the virus, further highlighting her dedication to public health and her advocacy for marginalized communities.

Being named in the Forbes 50 Over 50 list is a great honor, and Dr. Zhang expressed her gratitude, stating, “I am deeply grateful to be a part of an organization that is driven by a shared commitment to compassionate care and community wellbeing. This recognition inspires us to continue pushing boundaries and providing innovative healthcare solutions to ensure health equity for all.”

The Forbes 50 Over 50 list celebrates leaders who serve as role models for future generations, inspiring others to make a positive impact in their communities. Dr. Zhang’s recognition in this prestigious list reaffirms her status as a visionary leader and compassionate advocate for healthcare equity and social justice.

To learn more about the Forbes 50 Over 50 list, please visit Forbes’s website.


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Jenni Lau
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