Mark Zuckerberg, wife donate $75M to hospital

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
Source: Perretti & Park

There is nothing like giving back.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, donated $75 million on Friday to the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation.

"This grant is the vital piece necessary to complete [the hospital's] new acute care and trauma center," the foundation said in a statement. "This grant will fund critical state-of-the-art equipment and technology for the new building and will help convert the existing hospital building into an ambulatory care facility."

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It said the gift, which is the largest private donation received by the hospital since opening in 1994, will allow SF General to add two trauma rooms and three operating rooms, and to double the size its emergency room.

Zuckerberg said this donation can also help provide more health-care access to people in the Bay Area. "Priscilla and I believe that everyone deserves access to high quality health care," he said. "The Bay Area is our home, we work here, we live here, and we want to invest in efforts that can make a difference in people's lives here."