Lawsuits filed by public employees alleging discrimination, retaliation or other prohibited workplace conduct have cost The City more than $11 million over the past five years. And the legal bill would be even higher if not for the fact that most workplace bullying is legal, a public employee advocacy group claims. Read More
Laguna Honda Hospital won’t be able to forget Derek Kerr — ever. Read More
A former San Francisco doctor who claimed he lost his job at Laguna Honda Hospital for filing whistle-blower complaints is close to receiving a $750,000 settlement from The City.
A construction worker died after falling more than a dozen feet at a house under construction near San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital on Wednesday morning, a Fire Department spokeswoman said.
The fall was reported at 10:37 a.m. at 40 Edgehill Way, where a three-story home is being built. The worker, believed to be about 50 years old, was standing on scaffolding near an unfinished stairwell at the time, fire spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Read More
In worst-case scenarios, public construction projects in San Francisco can drag on for years, suffer from cost overruns, end up in litigation and have workers complaining about not being paid.
Mayor Ed Lee issued an executive directive Wednesday aimed at improving public construction contracting by requiring better communication and new payment requirements for The City and its contractors. Read More
In San Francisco’s relatively conservative District 7, nine candidates are vying to replace termed-out Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who routinely supported more investment in basic infrastructure and warned about burgeoning government labor costs. Read More
Thanks to the votes of local residents and a grant from an Oakland ice cream maker, San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital has added a new fruit orchard to its on-site farm and garden. Read More
After years of troubling quality-of-care reports that prompted lawsuits and federal intervention, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center appears to have cleaned up its act.
In 2011, its first year in a new home, Laguna Honda upped its national ranking from two stars to three, and it is making good on a promise to improve patient access to housing, according to an annual report presented to the San Francisco Health Commission earlier this week. Read More
One day Emily Hegner was walking with a cane, and the next she was crossing the finish line of a challenging 7-mile footrace in the Marin Headlands.Sounds like a hero’s feat, but prosecutors are calling Hegner a fit fraud. Read More
In the midst of the 11-year Laguna Honda Hospital rebuild, state inspectors showed up to check out the ground that had just been broken on the newest tower.
They quickly realized something was wrong. Very wrong. Read More