To all of our patients,
The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to announce that we will be offering specialty-focused musculoskeletal care in San Francisco at UCSF Medical Center's Mount Zion campus at Sutter and Divisadero. In partnership with UCSF Health, the Department will provide total joint replacement and fracture care in addition to sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, spine care, and other short-stay services to complement the outpatient services currently provided at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute at 1500 Owens Street, and the complex inpatient spine care delivered at the Spine Center at 400 Parnassus. With this expansion of services, patients can expect enhanced access to world-class facilities and providers, an optimized care experience, and the safest environment possible.
Life after the pandemic requires that we constantly reimagine and reinvent the way we can best deliver safe, high-quality care to you and your loved ones. As one important step toward that end, we are transitioning inpatient surgical care for patients requiring joint replacement (hip and/or knee) and elective trauma-related fracture and/or reconstructive surgery to the UCSF Mount Zion campus effective January 25, 2021.
Mount Zion has a storied history. It was established in 1887 by the San Francisco Jewish community as a nonprofit hospital to render "medical and surgical aid and service to the needy and distressed sick of the community ... without regard to race or creed."
Today, Mount Zion continues its prominence in San Francisco as a campus of UCSF Health. As a reinvigorated hub for musculoskeletal care, the hospital at Mount Zion builds on a decades-long history of clinical excellence in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and other subspecialty care. Mount Zion will serve as the hub for our inpatient service with a focus on contemporary and innovative approaches to patient care, which will improve access; streamline our workflows; and co-locate expertise in nursing, anaesthesia, physical therapy, and support services to optimize patient experience, quality of care, safety and outcomes of care.
As we transition to this exciting new space, our surgical practice coordinators will be reaching out to you with details about what to expect in anticipation of surgery, on your day of surgery, and after surgery – from parking and visitor information to presurgical classes, safety measures, and what to expect when you're ready to go home.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (415) 353-2808.