University of California at San Francisco
Since 2010, UCSF Medical Center has been a strategic partner with Zen Hospice on many levels.
As a partner in the continuum of care, UCSF leases beds at the Guest House in order to offer their patients an alternative to a hospital setting. Reserving beds at the Guest House not only provides an important option for UCSF patients and their caregivers, it also saves the Medical Center up to 80% of what this service would cost in their acute care setting. While the economic incentives are significant, the fuller benefit is working in a community partnership with a leading medical institution to offer patients and families a far greater quality of life.
Additionally Zen Hospice has been an educational partner with UCSF by hosting healthcare students and residents at the Guest House on an ongoing basis. Working in partnership wih the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, we developed the curriculum for a new, collaboratively taught elective designed for an inter-disciplinary audience of UCSF medical students, critical care nurses, and residents.
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