San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the importance of keeping open Laguna Honda Hospital:
“Laguna Honda has long been a pillar of the health and well-being for generations of San Francisco families. At this very moment, this indispensable institution is ensuring that hundreds of patients with critical and complex medical and behavioral health conditions can get care they need, regardless of their financial means. And during the pandemic, the dedicated staff of the hospital has been outstanding in controlling outbreaks and keeping its vulnerable patients safe from the virus.
“It is unfathomable that Laguna Honda could lose the vital federal funding it needs to support life-saving programs for some of our most vulnerable San Franciscans — especially as we continue to be threatened by the pandemic. That is why it is both urgent and essential that city, state and national officials work together to help address areas of concern and protect this crucial health care provider.
“My office is working closely with Mayor Breed and the Biden Administration to support Laguna Honda’s devoted staff and ensure that the hospital can address its issues, come into full compliance and continue to serve our community for decades to come.”
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