Resolution: No. 06-04

Accepting the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) Rebuild Steering Committee Recommendations With Regard To Bed Count and Maintenance of Psychiatry Wards In Current Building, and Directing the Department To Further Study the Hospital Rebuild Options, Including Collocation With the University of California At San Francisco (UCSF)

WHEREAS, after the development of a Master Plan to meet the long term goals of the Department of Public Health (DPH), it was determined that the cost of the proposed options was too high to be undertaken at that time; and,

WHEREAS, at the direction of the Health Commission, DPH re-convened a Steering Committee with the charge of developing a Hospital Rebuild Plan that focused exclusively on having SFGH be compliant with the seismic standards set by SB 1953; and,

WHEREAS, based on a review of the peak average daily census by bed classification for fiscal years 2001 to 2003 and the recommended beds per nursing unit done by SOM/Tsang, the Steering Committee has recommended that the replacement hospital be 267 beds; and,

WHEREAS, because SB 1953 does not require the rebuild of psychiatry wards and because there would not be a loss in revenue, should the acute care hospital be built in Mission Bay and the Psychiatry Service remained on the Potrero Campus, the Steering Committee has recommended that existing psychiatry beds should not be rebuilt but should instead continue in their existing location; and,

WHEREAS, after seeking valuable input from advisory committees, various neighborhood groups, management forums, and meetings with executive staff, the Steering Committee has recommended to the Health Commission that the Department do further study of available options before placing a General Obligation Bond for a rebuild on the ballot; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the Health Commission directs the Department to base its further studies on the assumptions that the new hospital will have 267 beds and that the existing psychiatry wards will remain in their existing location; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Health Commission directs the Department to further study the available options, including a fuller study of collocation with UCSF.

I hereby certify that the San Francisco Health Commission at its meeting of April 6, 2004 adopted the foregoing resolution.

Michele M. Olson, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission