UCSF Health has ranked No. 52 on the 2017 Forbes list of America’s Best Employers.
The ranking, which is listed as UCSF Medical Center, was released Tuesday. It marks the second year in a row that UC San Francisco has made the list, which includes 500 companies across 25 industries.
To compile the rankings, Forbes works with the online statistics provider Statista to ask more than 30,000 U.S. workers questions about their workplace and employer. Forbes splits the list into midsize and large employers. The list for the large employers includes companies and institutions with more than 5,000 staff members.
Last year, UCSF ranked No. 64 on the best employer list. UCSF and UCSF Health directly employ more than 24,000 people, making it the second-largest employer in San Francisco and the fourth-largest in the Bay Area.
More than half of Americans make a New Year’s resolution each year, and though most people set out with the best of intentions, just a small percentage are successful in following through on their resolutions.
To give you a bit of scientific motivation, UC San Francisco gathered some of the latest research behind the most popular health-related New Year’s resolutions that attest to why it really is good for your body to see them through. Read more here.
As in, “The profound, consistent silence demonstrated by some of our brethren in Transplant is as inspirational as it is consistent.”
n. the kind of unnoticed excellence that carries on around you every day, unremarkably—the hidden talents of friends and coworkers, the fleeting solos of subway buskers, the slapdash eloquence of anonymous users, the unseen portfolios of aspiring artists—which would be renowned as masterpieces if only they’d been appraised by the cartel of popular taste, who assume that brilliance is a rare and precious quality, accidentally overlooking buried jewels that may not be flawless but are still somehow perfect.
Sometimes it only takes a few words to make someone's day. When was the last time you told someone how you really feel about them? Check out this project from the SoulPancake Street Team
that demonstrates the power of positive words on the people around you.
Image from Nephrology News and Issues, The 50 most active kidney transplant centers in 2015
Once again the Connie Frank Transplant Center at UCSF Medical Center was named the most active kidney transplant program in the United States, performing 365 kidney transplants in 2015.
Read more here.
Read the latest press release:
Learn about key actions the Administration is taking to help more Americans get off of the organ waiting list and into the operating room for a life-saving transplant.
Whitehouse Organ Summit https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/13/saving-lives-and-giving-hope-reducing-organ-waiting-list
The San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2016 Film Night in the Park Outdoor Film Series presented by Wells Fargo!
The 2016 Film Night in the Park schedule includes six films presented in Dolores Park, Union Square and Washington Square Park in San Francisco. Each of the six films scheduled for 2016 will be making their Film Night in the Park debut.
All films will be presented on a giant outdoor screen and will begin at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and picnic before films. Popcorn and movie treats are available for purchase at all screenings. Films are free to the public and attendees can donate to the non-profit San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation to support the event.
For more information visit www.filmnightsf.org
Image from ehealth blog, article from Sarah Zhang, Wired, Why An Autonomous Robot Won't Replace Your Surgeon Any Time Soon
Are robot surgeons the wave of the future? Maybe so, but don't count the humans out just yet. The new surgical robots are being built to assist, not replace, the MDs who do the amazing work that they do.
Read more here
Article and photo from Valerie Plame Wilson, HuffPost, Why Women-Led Businesses Outperform Their Peers
Over the years, from serving in the CIA to sitting on non-profit boards, I have observed first-hand what the addition of even one woman to a meeting or to a decision-making body can do. Put simply, in very many instances, group dynamics improve markedly. Competition gives way to cooperation. A set of individuals, each vying for attention and dominance, becomes a genuinely collaborative team with shared objectives and mutual trust. And that trust powers the better performance of the group.
Why? Because, as has been well documented, women typically work differently than men in how they problem-solve and build relationships.
Read more here
By: Kira Brekke, Editor, HuffPost Live
Article by Huffington Post, The Overlooked Way That Companies Can Make Workers More Loyal; Image from OnlyMyHealth
Listen up, employers: If you want to make your employees happy, you have to make them feel supported, according to Dr. Emma Seppälä, the author of the new book The Happiness Track.
In a conversation with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Tuesday, Seppälä explained that company leaders need to care about employees "as human beings." She recommended they learn about employees' family situations and have a system in place to know when staff members are sick.
Read more here