SITUATION: San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital—the largest skilled nursing home in California, and the largest publicly owned nursing home in the entire country—has been mandated to relocate more than 600 patients by mid-September, while recertification is in process.
SITUATION: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) unreasonable and inhumane demand does not take into account that:
- Laguna Honda cares for especially fragile people;
- When nursing home patients are forced to change location, the death rate from “transfer trauma” is high; and
- Four people recently died shortly after being transferred!
ACTION: While efforts at recertification are underway, closure and discharges out of Laguna Honda must stop!
ACTION: Please contact federal HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and California Governor Gavin Newsom, who must be made aware that there is wide objection in the community to the removal of Laguna Honda residents from their home.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll free call: (877) 696 6775
Governor Gavin Newsom:
1021 O Street, Suite 9000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Click HERE to email Gavin Newsom.