The Children’s Health Center, located on the 6th floor of San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), provides acute care, emergency care, and well-child care services to children and young adults up to 21 years of age. It is the off-hours pediatric urgent care site for the Community Health Network and its affiliated partners.
One of the exciting new changes that took place in 2010 was for one of our clinical faculty, Angel Chen, RN, MSN, PNP, to provide care in the Pediatric Urology Clinic at CHC on Tuesday afternoons alongside the Urology Chief Residents and our APPN students.
Ms. Chen, pictured at right, joined the clinic with more than 8 years of Pediatric Urology experience. One of the focuses of her clinic includes medical urology, which involves working with families and children with challenging chronic conditions such as recurrent urinary tract infections, dysfunctional voiding and elimination, as well as bedwetting (enuresis).
Furthermore, together with the Chief Residents, they are able to provide care to those requiring urological evaluation and surgery, as well as coordinate with UCSF Pediatric Urology when necessary.
Ms. Chen has enjoyed getting to know the primary care providers both at SFGH CHC as well as those in the CHN, including multiple curbside consults in person or via email. She has made a strong effort to improve communication between the services to enhance the care of children with special health care needs and improve their quality of life. Together, she and the current Chief Resident, Tom Chi, MD, will start to present at the noon conferences on pediatric urological conditions and management. In looking ahead, Ms. Chen hopes to continue to work closely with the providers at SFGH/CHN and the families to provide excellent pediatric urology care and education.