Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Seton Medical Center has suitors again

San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate/Victoria Colliver, 5/21/15.  "Daughters of Charity hospitals hope to have new buyer soon."

Seton Medical in Daly City is discontinuing its labor and delivery department and will no longer offer pre-natal and postpartum services for Medi-Cal patients. - COURTESY PHOTO
Seton Hospital, Daly City
Seton Coastside, Moss Beach
"The fate of six Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals has been in limbo since a deal to buy them fell through in March, but executives hope to announce a buyer by the end of June or early July.

Since Prime Health Services abandoned its $843 million bid to buy the Los Altos Hills nonprofit, officials with the struggling chain, which includes Daly City’s Seton Medical Center and O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, have been negotiating with potential new buyers.

“We’re pleased at the level of interest we have,” Robert Issai, Daughters of Charity’s president and chief executive officer, said. Issai said “several parties” want to buy the entire chain, while some are interested in a single hospital or hospitals in a specific region. Read article.

Related article -  Half Moon Bay Review/Julia Reis, 7/1/15. "New buyer for Seton Coastside expected in coming weeks."  "Daughters of Charity Health System could announce a new buyer for its six California hospitals, including Seton Coastside Medical Center, in the next couple of weeks."

Related article San Francisco Examiner/Brendan P. Bartholomew, 6/7/15, "Some services leaving Seton Medical Center." "Seton is Daly City's largest employer, and part of the financially troubled Daughters of Charity Health System, a nonprofit family of six hospitals that also includes Seton Coaststide in Moss Beach, O'Connor Hospital in San Jose and St. Louise Regional Hospital in Gilroy."  For Fix Pacifica article reprints, see "search this blog":  Seton.  

Reference - Seton Medical Center, and Seton Coastside.   Note photographs: Seton, Daly City from the related San Francisco Examiner article by Brendan P. Bartholomew; Seton Coastside from the reference link.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...


Kamala Harris (Ms No Death Penalty) got her panties in a bunch and screwed up the whole deal.

Anonymous said...

Re: 546. I can't believe you moderators let that one through. How coarse! How uncouth! How foul!. I thought Personal Attacks and playground antics were not to be tolerated! Harris is well respected otherwise and running for Senate. I find her to be an attractive and intelligent woman who is passionate and cares and is an advocate for victims. The thought of her having a wedgie irks me monumentally. Are you upset she is attorney general and not a barista at Perfect Pour? So she does not support Death Penalty. She isnt the first, and won't be the last. Many with religious convictions oppose the Death Penalty.

Kathy Meeh said...

826,Sure, both "course" comments (yours and 546) were posted.

Kamala Harris did put in jeopardy our essential need for a regional Medical Center (main location Daly City, and satellite location Moss Beach).
And since the State (Attorney General Kamala Harris) rejected the Prime Health Services offer, medical services at Seton Medical centers are affected, (reduced and declined). FYI, see the related article.

Meantime, while you advocate for whatever you consider "religious convictions" and opposition to the "death penalty", consider having compassion for the living, those who live in our region, and need urgent and critical care. (After all, the life saved may be that of your family, friends, or your own).

Fortunately, the Daughters of Charity Health System (which owns and services the six (6) hospitals in questions) continues to try to find an appropriate buyer.
Hopefully, the State, through the Attorney General's Office, Kamala Harris will not make impossible or reject the next offer to buy all of part of these hospitals, including Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach).