San Francisco / Marin

About San Francisco / Marin

The San Francisco / Marin Section of the Hospital Council is comprised of 20 hospitals, representing over 4,750 licensed beds in San Francisco and Marin counties.

UCSF Health Breaks Ground at Parnassus Medical Center

Who What UCSF Health officially broke ground at its Parnassus Medical Center on April 27. The ceremony was attended by a slew of local, state, and national dignitaries, including Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis (D-CA), Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), San Francisco Mayor London Breed, UC Regent John Perez, UC Regent […]

San Francisco Health Commission Hearing Discusses Dignity Health Hospital Acquisitions

Who What Recently, the San Francisco Health Commission concluded the second of two Proposition Q (Community Health Care Planning Ordinance) hearings related to UCSF Health’s acquisition of Dignity Health’s Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and Saint Mary’s Medical Center. These mandatory hearings provide oversight and apply to sales, acquisitions, mergers, and other transactions that may impact […]

UCSF Health Reaches Agreement with Dignity Health to Acquire Two San Francisco Hospitals

Who What UCSF Health has signed a definitive agreement with Dignity Health to acquire Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, along with associated outpatient clinics in San Francisco. UCSF Health hopes to close the transaction this spring.   UCSF Health has committed to maintaining Saint Francis and St. Mary’s existing services, ensuring patients have […]

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit Concludes In San Francisco

Who What The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit concluded on Nov. 17 after President Biden led a week of meetings and galas. There were 21 heads of economy in attendance, including President Xi Jinping of China.      San Francisco’s hospitals have been intimately engaged in countywide planning for potential mass casualty incident events and mitigation of […]

San Francisco Hospitals Preparing for Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Who What The Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation is hosting a summit in San Francisco from Nov. 11 to 17. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and dignitaries from numerous foreign countries will attend the weeklong summit, which has been designated a National Special Security Event. All hospitals, the San […]

Laguna Honda Hospital Granted Recertification

Who What Following several incidents in recent years, including two non-fatal overdoses, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revoked Laguna Honda Hospital’s (LHH) certification and gave notice that all reimbursements for Medicare would cease. LHH — the largest skilled-nursing facility on the West Coast with 750 beds, roughly 750 patients, and over 1,000 employees […]

Update on Potential Closure of Laguna Honda Hospital

Who What Laguna Honda Hospital received an important reprieve as the process toward certification continues. After submitting more than 500 milestones (pursuant to a settlement agreement) on May 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) agreed to continue the pause on all patient transfers and discharges until Sept. 19, 2023. That pause was […]

State Grant Proposal Will Fund Workforce Development

Who Bay Area Good Jobs Partnership for Equity (BAGJPE), a nine-county coalition of Bay Area workforce investment boards What The state intends to invest up to $10 million to support two-year, regional economic development projects aligned with workforce development strategies. This would be done in connection with the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) planning grant. […]

Nursing Executive Summit Explores Workforce Development

Who Hospital Council Chief nursing executives Nursing school administrators and professors What On June 16, chief nursing executives from across San Francisco met with administrators and professors from nursing schools throughout the Bay Area, including University of San Francisco, City College of San Francisco, College of San Mateo, Gurnick, and others. The purpose of this […]