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.

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. […]

Bay Area Holds RSV Coordination Calls

Who What Hospital Council regional vice presidents from the South Bay, San Francisco/Marin, and East Bay organized a call with hospitals and the regional disaster medical health director to discuss respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and respiratory needs for pediatric patients, as well as to better understand the needs of children’s hospitals. That meeting led to […]

Planning for RSV in the Bay Area

Who What Hospital Council is working with regional medical health operational area coordinators to organize a Bay Area call regarding respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The purpose is to gain a better understanding of how RSV is affecting our local hospitals and see if there is a need for level loading. We are asking for the […]

Advocacy Work Continues with Laguna Honda

Who What One of the most significant and pressing issues for the section is the fate of Laguna Honda Hospital, San Francisco’s largest skilled-nursing facility (the largest of its kind in the state). It was decertified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) several months ago, triggering a series of challenges for the […]

Advocacy Efforts Continue as Laguna Honda Hospital Faces Potential Closure 

Who San Francisco Department of Public Health   San Francisco-Marin Medical Society  Community health providers  What Laguna Honda Hospital is the largest skilled-nursing facility on the West Coast, with 750 beds, roughly the same number of patients, and over 1,000 employees. Following several incidents in recent years, including two non-fatal overdoses, the Centers for Medicare & […]

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 […]

Hospital Council Supports Bay Area Proposal to Address Workforce Shortages

Who Workforce Development Boards in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties Cities of Oakland and Richmond Hospitals and other major health care employers What On behalf of our hospital members in four Bay Area counties, Hospital Council submitted a letter of support for a collaborative proposal from six workforce development boards in […]