Average Daily Population at Laguna Honda Hospital

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Fiscal Year 2019-20
Target: 91% to 96% of 780-bed capacity (755 patients)

Fiscal Year 2018-19
Average: 746 patients

This measure represents the average number of patients occupying a bed at Laguna Honda Hospital (LHH) on a daily basis. It includes 780 skilled nursing and acute level of care beds. Patients categorized as skilled nursing rehab patients are patients receiving rehabilitative services for the effects of illnesses and injuries such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and other major traumas. Acute patients generally have a shorter length of stay and require more rehabilitative sessions than skilled nursing patients.

LHH is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, which provides a range of services to San Franciscans who are disabled and chronically ill, including specialized care for those with wounds, head trauma, stroke, spinal cord and orthopedic injury, HIV/AIDS, and dementia. LHH is part of the San Francisco Health Network (SFHN).

The SFHN is a comprehensive system of care, overseen by the Department of Public Health (DPH), which includes primary and specialty care, dentistry, emergency and trauma treatment, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and behavioral health. SFHN is made up of the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, LHH and Rehabilitation Center, as well as numerous DPH-run primary care clinics throughout the city.


How Laguna Honda Hospital is Performing

Laguna Honda’s average daily population is consistently around 760 patients in fiscal year (FY) 2016-17, and has a capacity of 780 beds. When all available facility beds are used, a wait list for admission is created. Wait list data is a useful source for projecting needs in comparing operational budgets and actual utilization and expenditure costs.

Laguna Honda is conducting a number of performance improvement initiatives that include streamlining the eligibility and admission process, and improving discharge planning. LHH moved into a new facility in December 2010, resulting in a decrease in beds from 1200 to 780. The monthly data for the past several years show a consistent pattern of operating near full capacity, with expected ebbs and flows in average daily patient population.

How Performance is Measured

The average daily population is a calculation of total annual patient days divided by 365 days.

The number displayed on the scorecard page represents a fiscal year average of the values in the chart above.

Additional Information


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