Protesting nurses say some sufferers are reportedly fearful that their very own privateness could also be in jeopardy because the 147-year-old hospital is called after Mark Zuckerberg, the Fb CEO, and his spouse Priscilla Chan.
The effort comes amid mounting scrutiny over the social network's handling of user data.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors changed the name in 2015 after Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg donated $75 million for a new acute care and trauma center.
Some nurses now want to have the Zuckerberg name removed, saying it has sparked concern among patients, especially with the recent Facebook controversies, according to the report.
'We believe that investing in health is one of the most important things that we can do personally, ' Zuckerberg told a crowd outside the hospital at the time. "Now people wonder, 'How much is my privacy protected at a hospital with that name on it?'" Registered nurse Sasha Cuttler believes the hospital's connection to Zuckerberg reinforces patient's fears about possible data breaches and chose to protest by covering the name with blue tape.
Former and present nurses on the Zuckerberg San Francisco Basic Hospital on Saturday protested for the power to be renamed after current information in regards to the Fb information leak earlier this 12 months.
"Had we known what we know now, perhaps we wouldn't have accepted the funds from Zuckerberg", John Avalos told the New York Times.
Brent Andrew, the hospital's chief communications officer, mentioned, "Look it's a double-edged sword, and I completely get the loyalty to the title because it was traditionally, however this can be a factor that's between the donors and the Board of Supervisors utterly".