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
San Francisco’s universal health care program could shed up to 60 percent of its patients and much of its costs when federal health care reforms take effect in 2014.
But city health officials say Healthy San Francisco will still be necessary because an estimated 68,400 San Franciscans will remain uninsured despite the reforms. Read More
A visit to San Francisco’s only trauma center might cost patients an additional $2,280 next fiscal year, making the cheapest treatment $10,000 even for people who are not admitted.Meanwhile, The City’s Public Health Department hopes to raise the price of all other services by 10 percent at the county-owned San Francisco General Hospital. Read More