DALY CITY, CA — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that the state will lease a bankrupted Daly City hospital in advance of an expected surge of patients amid the new coronavirus outbreak, CBS SF reports.
The deal with Seton Hospital moves the state closer to Newsom’s stated goal of adding the state’s capacity by 50,000 beds.
Seton Hospital has a 220-bed capacity, according to the report.
The hospital will be run by Verity Health, its parent company, which filed for bankruptcy in 2018. An existing medical team will be joined by state medical teams staffing the facility, Newsom said.
“We are not just having conversations in the abstract about finding and procuring assets but also the human resources necessary to operate those assets,” Newsom said. “That is the significance of Seton today. It is now being staffed by the extraordinary heroes — our nurses and doctors.”