The People's Hospital, is an immersion into a space in San Francisco's Chinatown that is vital to the well-being of the community. Located in North America's oldest Chinatown, the hospital serves the most vulnerable - the poor, immigrant, monolingual, and elderly. The film shows that the heart and soul of a community can be in the unlikeliest of places.
Year in Review: 2016 Newsletter
Historical Grand Opening of Chinese Hospital New Patient Tower
Ninety-one years to the day, San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its replacement hospital today.
Respecting its Chinese-American traditions, the festivities included Buddhist and Catholic blessings, Lion Dancing and Beach Blanket Babylon performances, capped off with a thunderous roar of firecrackers that followed the ribbon cutting.... Read More
• Chinese Hospital Community Wall.
Chinese Hospital Celebrates Grand Opening of its Outpatient Center
Chinese Hospital Outpatient Center celebrate its grand opening with ribbon cutting ceremony in Daly City on January 29. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the new 11,000 square meter outpatient facility and meet the health care professionals who will be providing care there
Located on Gellert Blvd. and Hickey Blvd. at 386 Gellert Blvd. in Daly City, this outpatient facility is a $1.3 million investment in the community’s health care. Daly City and surrounding areas residents now have easier access to more convenient and comprehensive care.... Read More
• Chinese Hospital Staff and Board of Trustees members and guests at their opening ceremony.
Year in Review: 2015 Newsletter
Construction in an Urban Setting
The completion of the new Chinese Hospital is less than a year away. The project has had many unique challenges and more than a few firsts in hospital construction. See the progress the crew at DPR Construction has made. Video by Jerry McKinley, DPR.
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Chinese Hospital Gives New Meaning To Family Medicine
At Chinese Hospital in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown, the kitchen serves jook, rice porridge, and macaroni soup with diced ham. Doctors, nurses, and staff speak Cantonese and Mandarin. And around Lunar New Year, grateful patients drop off gifts of tea, oranges, and moon cakes.
Ninety years ago, at a time when other hospitals in San Francisco discriminated against the Chinese, denying treatment, community leaders banded together to create this space.
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Vanessa Hua, "Chinese Hospital Gives New Meaning To Family Medicine", NBC News, 26 May 2015
Chinese Hospital Participates in Announcement of Multi-lingual Prescription Drug Information Bill
Chinese Hospital's Pharmacy Manager Diane Hong was invited as a guest speaker at a community press conference, where Assemblymember Phil Ting announced new legislation that will directly impact our patients and community. The new bill will help millions of Californians with limited English proficiency understand their medications by requiring pharmacists distribute standardized translations of drug information materials.
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Year in Review: 2014 Newsletter