No. 11-00

Determining Whether the Closure of 20 Acute Care Beds and Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery At Pacific Coast Hospital Will Or Will Not Have a Detrimental Impact On the Health Care Service of the Community

WHEREAS, the Pacific Coast Hospital (College of Podiatric Medicine) in San Francisco has been in existence for 40 years; and,

WHEREAS, Pacific Coast Hospital has had substantial financial losses of $1.2 million over the past 12 months and has had an average daily census of <one (1) inpatient per day for at least the past three (3) years; and,

WHEREAS, the decision to close effective August 31, 2000, 12 midnite, resulted from the inability to ensure meeting the Basic Services outlined in Title 22 for patient safety and quality of care; and,

WHEREAS, other hospitals and surgi-centers in the community could provide these services, and that the closure would have no negative effect on the public health; and,

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Health Care Planning Ordinance (Proposition Q), the Health Commission held a public hearing on September 5, 2000; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Health Commission determines that the closure of Pacific Coast Hospital will not have a detrimental impact on the health care service of the community.

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Health Commission at its meeting of September 19, 2000.

Sandy Ouye Mori, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission