The Children's Hospital undertakes to discharge the following functions in the community:
1. To furnish free hospital, medical, surgical and social care for all
classes of diseases of women and
children who are unable to pay fees.
2. To render all classes of professional, hospital and social service
at a nominal rate to women and
children who are unable to pay the minimum just fees of private physicians, but who are not applicants for charity.
3. To place at the disposal of reputable physicians wards and private rooms with competent nursing care, intern service, laboratory, x-ray and other technical and hospital facilities for the care of their private paying patients; this service to be with equal courtesy to all and special favors to none.
4. Out-patient service for the poor and those able to pay nominal fees
less than the minimum rates of
private physicians; this service to include all forms of medical and surgical care and social service,
assistance and advice.
5. Skilled pharmacy, x-ray, clinical laboratory, nursing and other technical services for all hospital and out-patient departments.
6. Educational work in the systematic training of interns, nurses and
nursery maids is a prominent and
constantly active hospital function.
7. Carefully outlined post-graduate courses in dietetics, surgical nursing,
obstetrical nursing, social
service, infant welfare and hospital administration are offered to suitable applicants. Appropriate
certificates are given to persons who satisfactorily complete any of these courses.
8. Full and hearty cooperation in facilities and personnel with all societies, institutions and organizations having for their object the improvement of the health, social, economic and educational welfare of the poor.
9. Systematic and constant efforts to enlighten and instruct the public in civic duty, responsibility and the requirements of good citizenship.
10. No deserving poor sick child of San Francisco, who is not suffering
from a dangerous communicable disease, ever is refused care so long as
there are accommodations available. "Little Jim" and Pope wards of forty
beds are set aside for children suffering from incurable conditions. These
wards are for sick children whose pain and suffering may be relieved by
Crippled children who are otherwise well are not admitted.
MRS. ALEXANDER F. MORRISON, PRESIDENT
MISS MABEL F. PIERCE, VICE-PRESIDENT
MRS. WALTER S. MARTIN, VICE-PRESIDENT
MRS. E. S. HELLER, VICE-PRESIDENT
MRS. LUIS LANE DUNBAR, GENERAL SECRETARY
MISS EMILY CAROLAN, TREASURER