CEO of S.F.’s Laguna Honda steps down as hospital weathers funding crisis

CEO of S.F.’s Laguna Honda steps down as hospital weathers funding crisis

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Middle CEO Michael Phillips has departed the embattled San Francisco

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Middle CEO Michael Phillips has departed the embattled San Francisco experienced nursing facility in the midst of a crisis that threatens to displace hundreds of clients, quite a few of whom are medically fragile.

Roland Pickens, CEO of the San Francisco Wellbeing Network, announced Phillips’ departure in a letter to Laguna Honda employees on Thursday. Pickens reported he would be taking more than as interim CEO of Laguna Honda as the metropolis-operate healthcare facility lookups for a new leader.

The letter did not disclose what led to Phillips’ departure, but Pickens thanked Phillips for the two decades he served as CEO and for making Laguna Honda “a product for COVID response.” Phillips’ work in the course of the pandemic “saved life,” Pickens stated.

A spokesperson for the city’s wellness section, which operates Laguna Honda, reported in an e-mail that it was “city policy” to chorus from commenting on “individual staff issues.”

Laguna Honda is operating to stay away from closure by receiving alone again into superior standing with federal and condition regulators, who have threatened to pull critical funding from the medical center immediately after a series of incidents that began in July, right after team members described two client overdoses, neither of them fatal.