San Francisco nurses demonstrate at hospital renamed after Mark Zuckerberg

Lloyd Doyle
May 17, 2018

For some patients, having the Facebook founder's name plastered on the hospital is worrisome-and over the weekend, nurses at the hospital staged a protest to push for Zuck's name to be removed, ABC 7 reports. Cuttler says, "The patients are afraid".

The hospital workers even went so far as to tape over Zuckerberg's name in the front of the center. Now the nurses say given the recent data breaches and privacy scandals, they worry about patient info and say that is concerning patients.

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.

"We don't think it makes sense for San Francisco General Hospital to be publicly associated with an organization that doesn't care about confidentiality", says another nurse. In no way has the hospital compromised that commitment'.


San Francisco General Hospital was renamed in 2015 by county supervisors after Zuckerberg and Chan, a pediatrician, donated $75 million to the 147-year-old institution, reported Business Insider.

"We are extremely grateful for the generous gift from Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, which has been put to good use in serving the healthcare needs of our community, including the creation of our state of the art Level 1 trauma center", responded the hospital in a statement.

'We believe that investing in health is one of the most important things that we can do personally, ' Zuckerberg told a crowd outside the hospital at the time.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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