Laguna Honda behind

Staff at Laguna Honda were notified on June 30 that the hospital will go from 769 to 649 beds due to changes in federal guidance on long-term care facilities.

As a regulatory crisis engulfs Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, officials are preparing to cut 120 beds from the skilled nursing facility, according to a letter sent to hospital staff and obtained by The Examiner. 

The setback comes as The City already is struggling with a well-documented shortage of skilled nursing beds and an ongoing regulatory clampdown that threatens to close the hospital and displace more than 600 medically fragile San Franciscans.

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