Stop the Forced Relocation of Residents from Laguna Honda Hospital

Stop the Forced Relocation of Residents from Laguna Honda Hospital

July 6, 2022
Petition to
Chief Medical Officer, CMS Dr. Lee Fleisher and 1 other
Signatures: 1,973Next Goal: 2,500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Joseph Urban

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Laguna Honda Hospital (LHH), in San Francisco, CA, is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis that the city and county has not seen since the height of the AIDS epidemic. The Federal Government (via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, aka: “CMS”) has decertified the facility due to a handful of correctable issues* and is forcing the relocation of around 700 vulnerable people.

We demand that HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra direct CMS management to immediately suspend the relocation requirement currently being executed in the relocation plan.

We demand that CMS provide assurance that LHH will be funded through the recertification process and at least 6 months after a rejection for recertification.

A more comprehensive description of the issue and recommendations are included in this article:

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El Hospital de Laguna Honda en San Francisco, CA está pasando por una crisis humanitaria que la cuidad y condado de San Francisco no ha visto desde el auge de la epidemia de SIDA. El gobierno federal (a través del Centro del Medicare y Medicaid, también conocido como “CMS”) ha anulado la certificación del hospital debido a algunos problemas corregibles y está forzando la reubicación de alrededor de 700 personas vulnerables.

Exigimos que el secretario del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, Xavier Becerra, dirija a la gerencia de CMS que suspenda inmediatamente el requisito de reubicación que se está ejecutando actualmente en este plan de reubicación.

Exigimos que CMS garantice de que el Hospital de Laguna Honda será financiado a través del proceso de recertificación y al menos 6 meses después de un rechazo de recertificación.

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* Original petition stated "minor, easily correctable issues" which may not be accurate. Nevertheless, they are correctable without the catastrophic approach currently underway.

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Decision Makers

  • Dr. Lee FleisherChief Medical Officer, CMS
  • Xavier BecerraSecretary of HHS