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UCSF Health, Chinese Hospital Sign Collaboration Agreement

UCSF Health and Chinese Hospital have signed an agreement to collaborate on neurolog卜and stroke services that meets the needs of the Asian and Chinese communities.... Read More


2021 Annual Report

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Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr Accepts Board Advisor Role at Chinese Hospital

The Honorable and Former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr recently accepted the invitation to serve as an advisor to the Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees. Mayor Brown will be the first to serve in this newly created role... Read More


Canopy Health Announces the Addition of Chinese Hospital to its Network Alliance

Canopy Health is pleased to announce the addition of Chinese Hospital to its network alliance effective October 1, 2021. Chinese Hospital provides medical, surgical and specialty care to a multicultural community in the San Francisco area... Read More


Chinese Hospital & Community Leaders Promote Vaccinations, Safety Measures Amidst Delta Variant Spread

As part of its ongoing efforts to safeguard the community during the pandemic, Chinese Hospital partnered with Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and the SF Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday, August 13th to publicly address the latest COVID-19 trends and provide updates on safety recommendations to the community... Read More


Chinese Hospital remains open despite the CNA strike activity

The California Nurses Association (“CNA”), which represents our registered nurses at Chinese Hospital, is going forward with its planned strike today starting at 7:30 a.m. until Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:29 a.m. CNA has refused to cancel its strike, even though the Hospital has offered the nurses average wage increases of 6.4%... Read More


Assemblymember David Chiu receives his second shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Chinese Hospital and reminds the community to get the second shot

Assemblymember David Chiu received his second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at Chinese Hospital in San Francisco today, to complete his inoculation against the deadly diseas... Read More


EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Elena Wong, CPU Manager, retires after 45 years at Chinese Hospital

Chinese Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary (CPU) Department Manager Elena Wong is retiring after 45 years of dedicated service to the hospital and the community. As a longtime member of the hospital staff and a familiar face that patients know well, Elena reflected fondly on her full and rewarding career at Chinese Hospital... Read more


CNN interview: Early Chinese Americans were blamed for diseases and denied health care. So they built their own hospital

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Assemblymember David Chiu receives vaccine at Chinese Hospital and encourages the community to get vaccinated

Starting April 1, Chinese Hospital is pleased to be able to offer the vaccine to those age 50 years and older. As eligibility guidelines continue to expand to more groups, Chiu encourages the community to get vaccinated early to protect themselves, their families, and their friends... Read More


Chinese Hospital continues to expand community vaccination access

After months of providing thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations to the communities in San Francisco and San Mateo County, Chinese Hospital is augmenting its COVID-19 efforts by expanding access to vaccination at Gellert Health Services in Daly City... Read More


Chinese Hospital continues to offer and promote COVID-19 testing during vaccination roll-out

In an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, Chinese Hospital has continued its COVID-19 prevention campaign to urge the public to continue getting tested. While expanding vaccination clinics has been its recent focus, Chinese Hospital still maintains its on-site testing services to promote community access to testing... Read More


Chinese Hospital pilots community-wide vaccination clinic

After a year of leading the community through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Chinese Hospital has reached a new milestone by increasing its vaccination efforts and offering COVID-19 vaccine to the broader community. As the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best defense against the virus, Chinese Hospital is committed to expanding access to vaccines by hosting community vaccination clinic events. The first clinic, held on January 29, 2021 at 445 Grant Avenue in SF Chinatown, was opened to community members age 65 and older, in addition to other eligible individuals in tier 1A... Read More


Installation Ceremony of Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees 2021

Chinese Hospital has been serving the San Francisco for over 120 years and relentlessly upholding its mission “deliver quality health care in a cost-effective way, responsive to the community's ethnic and cultural uniqueness, providing access to health care and acceptability to all socioeconomic levels” despite the COVID pandemic. The Installation Ceremony of the Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees 2021 was held on January 26th, demonstrating the new board’s commitment and dedication to leading the hospital towards a bright future... Read More


Chinese Hospital begins initial community vaccination as it awaits more vaccine supply

After nearly a year of leading the community through the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, Chinese Hospital is proud to take part in the public health vaccination efforts and administer the COVID-19 vaccine for its community. The COVID-19 vaccine has been considered the best form of defense against the virus and will be the first major step towards economic recovery and return to normalcy... Read More


Chinese Hospital Health System continues to safeguard the community during COVID-19 by offering health insurance counseling and enrollment assistance for uninsured individuals

The pandemic has caused millions of people to lose their jobs and for many, that has meant losing their employer-sponsored health insurance as well. As part of its continued efforts to safeguard the community from the impacts of COVID-19, Chinese Hospital offers in-person and remote enrollment services to help those who lost their insurance coverage during the pandemic apply for subsidized or no cost health insurance... Read More


Chinese Hospital vaccinates its frontline healthcare workers against COVID-19

On Friday, December 18th, Chinese Hospital began its first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations for its frontline healthcare workers, who have protected and cared for the community since the onset of the pandemic. The administered vaccines were developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, the first FDA authorized vaccine that has proven to be 95% effective in protecting against COVID-19... Read More


2020 Annual Report


The Prestigious American Academy of Nursing Selects Dr. Jian Zhang, CEO of Chinese Hospital to Join the 2020 Class of Fellows

Dr. Jian Zhang, CEO of Chinese Hospital is one of 230 distinguished nurse leaders from around the globe selected by the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) to join the 2020 Class of Fellows. Dr. Zhang will be recognized for her significant contributions to health care at the Academy’s annual Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, taking place virtually October 29-31, 2020. ... Read More


PBS interview: How planning and early action helped San Francisco’s Chinatown control coronavirus

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Chinese Hospital COVID-19 Testing Team was recognized with a Certificate of Honor presented by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (Supervisor Aaron Peskin).

“In honor of your community-centered public health response at a time of great need in Chinatown, when culturally competent access to safe, reliable and free COVID-19 testing has been limited, the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco extend our highest commendation and recognition for your work partnering with the City to conduct rapid response testing in our Chinatown SRO’s.”


KPIX interview: Chinese Hospital Helped Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks In San Francisco’s Chinatown

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San Francisco Chronicle: The Chinese Hospital gave free coronavirus tests to all residents in a single-room-occupancy hotel in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Friday to try to prevent another widespread outbreak in these densely packed buildings.

SF brings testing to Chinatown SRO to try to prevent outbreaks at crowded hotels


Chinese Hospital Launches Pilot to Test Chinatown SRO Residents on Waverly Place for COVID-19

The Chinese Hospital, one of San Francisco’s critical healthcare providers, is launching a pilot program to begin free testing of residents in single-room-occupancy (SRO) buildings in Chinatown, the most densely populated neighborhood in San Francisco... Read More


New York Times interview: CEO Dr. Zhang talks about how San Francisco's Chinatown and Chinese Hospital prevent and prepare for COVID-19

How San Francisco’s Chinatown Got Ahead of the Coronavirus


Chinese Hospital adds 23 Acute Care Beds and Staff to support Local and State-wide fight against COVID-19

Chinese Hospital, in collaboration with Assemblymember David Chiu and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), announces an increase in its bed capacity to combat COVID-19 pandemic... Read More

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COVID-19 Important Resources

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KPIX interview: CEO Dr. Zhang talks to Bay Area Focus host Kenny Choi about the Chinese Hospital

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Installation Ceremony for Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees 2020

The Installation Ceremony of the Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees 2020 was held at San Francisco’s Chinatown... Read More


2019 Donor Report


MOU signed with China’s Sun Yat-sen University’s Xinhua College to establish academic partnership

San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital, and Sun Yat-sen University’s Xinhua College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote academic collaboration between the two organizations... Read More


Stupski Foundation Awards Palliative Care Grant to Chinese Hospital

Stupski Foundation awards Chinese Hospital a $600,000, 3-year grant to expand the hospital’s palliative care program to its outpatient clinics... Read More


The Chinese Hospital’s 45th Annual Award

Joseph Woo, MD, a highly recognized heart surgeon and leading researcher in innovative approaches to cardiovascular care, is the recipient of Chinese Hospital’s 45th Annual Award. The award was presented to him at the Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Millbrae on Friday, October 11th... Read More


Chinese Hospital Announces 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Chinese Hospital, the last independent community hospital in San Francisco, will host its 25th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, October 14, 2019 at San Francisco’s world-class Olympic Club. The event will benefit ... Read More


Chinese Hospital Receives an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group

Chinese Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Chinese Hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care... Read More


Chinese Hospital 120th Anniversary

Chinese Hospital marked its 120th Anniversary with an annual gala at the San Francisco Design Center to celebrate 120 years of providing affordable quality care to the community. The award ceremony in the later evening was officiated by Mayor London Breed... Read More


Phoenix Unveiling Ceremony

Hundreds of people gathered at the Chinese Hospital on Jackson Street to witness this historic moment. The new and unique Phoenix and Fireball-Pearl wall is adorned with over four hundred personalized tiles in various colors and sizes, and serve as a means for people to express their support and gratitude... Read More


Installation Ceremony for Chinese Hospital Board of Trustees 2019

This important ceremony over a lunch banquet was well attended by civic and business leaders of the city along with Board predecessors, and senior management team from Chinese Hospital, Chinese Community Health Plan and Jade Health Care Medical Group. Together as a whole, they gave the warmest welcome to the new president, Mr. George Lew, and the new board..... Read More


Year in Review: 2018 Newsletter


Chinese Hospital Handing Out Free N95 Masks and Provide Precautions

With the Camp Fire still raging in Northern California and winds pushing smoke south, air quality continues as a health hazard in San Francisco. In response, Chinese Hospital will hand out N95 masks on Tuesday, November 20th..... Read More


The Chinese Hospital’s 44th Annual Award

Chinese Hospital held the 44th Annual Award Ceremony on November 13th. Dr. Tony Mok, a renowned leader in the research and treatment of Lung Cancer, is the recipient of this year’s award..... Read More


Chinese Hospital 119th Anniversary

More than 400 guests attended the Chinese Hospital 119th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Gathered at San Francisco Design Center, in celebration of Chinese Hospital’s 119 years of quality, affordable and culturally sensitive care to the community.... Read More


Chinese Hospital East West Health Services celebrates the grand opening of its brand new clinic

Chinese Hospital East West Health Services celebrated the grand opening of its brand new clinic with ribbon cutting ceremony and health fair in San Francisco on March 26th. Mr. Mel Lee, Chinese Hospital Association Board President, Dr. Jian Zhang, Chinese Hospital CEO, Ms. Deena Louie, CCHP CEO and Chinese Hospital Association Board Members, as well as many East West Health Services’ patients, participated in the joyous celebration. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the new location and meet the health care professionals who will be providing care there. They were also able to participate in a variety of free activities, included health screenings, acupuncture and massage.... Read More


Chinese Hospital Hosts Free Community Health Day

The first Chinese Hospital monthly community health day took place at Chinese Hospital on Saturday, January 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees were able to take advantage of a number of free health screenings, included Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure, glucose, bone density and vision test; and participate in a variety of activities, included one-on-one session with Jade Health Care Medical Group’s optometrist, “Ask the expert” session on diabetes management, osteoporosis education class and learning tablet and smartphone technology.... Read More


Year in Review: 2017 Newsletter


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

10/8/16 - 10/9/2016

The 18th Conference on Health Care of the Chinese in North America

Thank you to everyone who attended the Conference. Event is co-organized by Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP), and Chinese American Physicians Society, Oakland. Designed with you in mind, this meeting will disseminate and synthesize new advances in a wide variety of areas that participants can summarize and apply to patient care, research, and public policy. Attend this premier event and expand your network, increase your knowledge, and enhance your practice. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following organizations and individuals for their contributions to the conference. This conference would not have been possible without their generous support. We also would like to thank the following organizations for exhibiting at this conference.


SFGATE: New construction in the heart of Chinatown? How Chinese Hospital accomplished the impossible

SFGATE: Chinese Hospital celebrates grand opening of new patient tower


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


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