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Zuckerberg, wife give $75 million to S.F. hospital
SF Gate

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, are donating $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital to help fund critical equipment and technology for the new public hospital, which is scheduled to open at the end of the year.

The donation to the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, the hospital’s fundraising arm, is expected to be announced Friday. It is the largest single gift to the hospital since the foundation’s creation in 1994, and hospital officials believe it is the largest single private gift from individuals to a public hospital in the nation.

“This precedent-setting grant is a key piece necessary to the completion and opening of the new building in December,” said Amanda Heier, the foundation’s chief executive officer. The grant is large enough to fund some of the hospital’s future needs as well, she said.