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Update on Potential Closure of Laguna Honda Hospital


  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • San Francisco Department of Health


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 set to expire May 19. Significantly, CMS has also agreed to continue payments through March 19, 2024.