San Francisco nurses demonstrate at hospital renamed after Mark Zuckerberg

A group of nurses seeks to have the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center renamed in the wake of recent privacy scandals surrounding Facebook, according to The New York Times.

The San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center was renamed the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in 2015 after Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, MD, gave $75 million to the facility.

Some nurses now want to have the Zuckerberg name removed, saying it has sparked concern among patients, especially with the recent Facebook controversies, according to the report. They held a demonstration May 12 as part of the name removal effort.

Heather Ali, who works at the hospital in nursing administration, told The Times: "We are in charge of keeping our most vulnerable people private and protected. Now people wonder, 'How much is my privacy protected at a hospital with that name on it?'"

In response to the nurses' efforts, a hospital spokesperson told Becker's Hospital Review via statement, "Without exception, our most important commitment is to our patients, to ensuring their well-being and to protecting their privacy. We are fully aware of and committed to supporting Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules, which guarantee patient privacy. In no way has the hospital compromised that commitment."

 

 

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