Priscilla Chan and famous husband Mark Zuckerberg have given $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital, according to CNN.
Dr. Priscilla Chan worked for years at San Francisco General Hospital, referred to locals as The General, during her pediatric residency.
Now a doctor at USCF Benioff Children’s Hospital, and wife to the incredibly wealthy Facebook mogul, Priscilla Chan wanted to give back to The General.
Priscilla Chan said in a statement, “Day in and day out, I witness the compassion and dedication of my colleagues as they work tirelessly to deliver the best available care to all of our patients. Mark and I are proud to support such an important public hospital.”
The General is known as a “safety net” hospital that treats many patients who are uninsured or underinsured. The hospital is also the Bay Area’s only trauma center.
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg‘s amazingly generous donation comes just in time for The General’s planned improvements. The plan is to build a nine-story, 453,000-square foot main hospital and new trauma center.
These are scheduled to open in December 2015.
Mark Zuckerberg said of his and Priscilla’s donation, “our contribution … will allow The General to double the size of its new Emergency Room and quadruple the number of beds, and provide state of the art equipment for healthcare providers and first responders.”
He added, “We are so fortunate that our work in connecting the world through Facebook has given us the ability to give back to our local community, our country and the world — and to work to improve education, health care and internet access for everyone,”
Their generosity is well documented recently, and The General is only the latest recipient of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s goodwill.
Zuckerberg said, “To serve our community in San Francisco, we can think of no better place to focus than The General.”
What an amazing gift! What do you think of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg’s generosity toward The General?