2017 heroes & hearts award Recipients Announcement

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces the recipients of the 2017 Heroes & Hearts Award which recognizes extraordinary San Francisco Bay Area heroes who exemplify the “go above and beyond” spirit of the Foundation and Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG). The 2017 heroes are Anais Amaya, Health Advocates Program Manager at ZSFG, Jia Min Cheng, the Staff Attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid and Legal Director of the San Francisco Medical-Legal Partnership (SFMLP) at the Children’s Health Center at ZSFG, M. Margaret “Peggy” Knudson, M.D., FACS, attending trauma surgeon at ZSFG and professor of surgery at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and Dean Schillinger, M.D., Chief of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at ZSFG and Professor of Medicine in Residence at the UCSF.

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Introduced in 2004, the City-wide public art project, Hearts in San Francisco, featured 131 five-foot tall Heart Sculptures designed by both local and national established and emerging artists. Since the inaugural year, more than 100 Hearts have been created. Hearts are auctioned and sold with proceeds benefiting  Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) through the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Since 2004, these hearts and the Hearts Signature Events have raised more than $15 million for vital initiatives and programs, such as the Avon Comprehensive Breast Care Center, HIV/AIDS Division Positive Health Program, Wraparound Project, Orthopedic Trauma Institute, and more. 

The 2017 series is comprised of 32 heart sculptures - six Large Hearts, six Table Top Hearts and 20 Mini Mosaic Hearts - created by local artists. 

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2017 Hearts in San Francisco Artist Announcement

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces artists for the 2017 "Hearts in San Francisco" public art series. 32 Bay Area-based artists are now working on brand new heart-artworks.

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