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S.F. General Hospital to salute birth center’s nurse manager
San Francisco Chronicle

Asked to guess which San Francisco medical center has been named the city’s only “Baby Friendly Hospital” by the World Health Organization and the safest place in California to have a baby by the New York Times, most city residents probably wouldn’t say San Francisco General Hospital.

Best known for handling the city’s traumas — from plane crashes to gun fights — the city’s public hospital also helps 1,200 babies enter the world every year.

Twenty-two years after giving birth to her own daughter at S.F. General, Maya Vasquez, nurse manager at the hospital’s birth center, will be honored on Thursday at the hospital foundation’s annual Heroes and Hearts luncheon.