San Francisco Health Plan Announces the Appointment of Susan Currin MS., RN., as Chair of Its Governing Board

Feb 07, 2011, 11:40 ET from San Francisco Health Plan

Ms. Currin, CEO of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center since 2009, leads the body that oversees health care services to over 100,000 San Franciscans.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Health Plan's (SFHP) Governing Board elected Susan Currin MS., RN., CEO of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), as its new Chairperson.

SFHP provides affordable health coverage to low and moderate income families, offering a full range of services, emphasizing prevention while promoting healthy living to improve the quality of life of the people of San Francisco.

As CEO of SFGH, Ms Currin is the leader of the medical center that serves over 100,000 patients annually and provides 20 percent of the city's inpatient care. She drives the hospital's mission of providing quality patient care and trauma services with compassion and respect.

SFGH is a core element of the Healthy San Francisco program that provides universal health care access to the uninsured and the city's most vulnerable. SFGH delivers primary, specialty, hospital and trauma care to Healthy San Francisco participants.

"It is a great honor to be given this opportunity," said Ms. Currin. "I look forward to continuing to work with the board to expand the membership of SFHP. Together we will improve community health for the people of San Francisco."  

Ms. Currin moves to the Chairperson position after serving two years on the Governing Board. Barbara Garcia, newly appointed Director of Department of Public Health, has been appointed to the Governing Board. The appointments fill the vacancy created when Dr. Mitch Katz accepted the position to lead Los Angeles County Department of Health Services last month.

"The appointment of Ms. Currin to the Chair position and the addition of Ms. Garcia ensure that the plan will continue to benefit from a diversity of perspectives and experiences with our mission to provide universal coverage and access to health care in San Francisco," said John F. Grgurina Jr., CEO of SFHP.

About San Francisco Health Plan

San Francisco Health Plan, a licensed community health plan providing affordable health coverage to over 60,000 low and moderate-income families residing in San Francisco. SFHP was designed for and by the residents it serves – many of whom would not be able to otherwise obtain health care for themselves or their families. Through SFHP, members have access to a full spectrum of medical services including preventive care, hospitalization, prescription drugs, family planning, and substance abuse programs. SFHP's mission is to provide superior, affordable health care emphasizing prevention and promoting healthy living with the goal of improving the quality of life for the people of San Francisco. For more information on SFHP, visit

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH)

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center is the sole provider of trauma and psychiatric emergency services for the City and County of San Francisco. A comprehensive medical center, SFGH serves some 100,000 patients per year and provides 20 percent of the city's inpatient care. As San Francisco's public hospital, SFGH's mission is to provide quality health care and trauma services with compassion and respect to patients that include the city's most vulnerable. General Hospital is also one of the nation's top tertiary academic medical centers, partnering with the University of California, San Francisco on clinical training and research.

SOURCE San Francisco Health Plan