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San Mateo County skilled nursing centers to care for discharged COVID-19 patients

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Three skilled nursing facilities have been designated by the County to care for COVID-19 patients, including those who have been discharged from local hospitals, and two more may be named in the near future based upon the need.

The facilities, called Centers of Excellence, “were identified for their high standards of patient care and expertise with infection control,” County health officials said.

Pacific Nursing & Rehab Center in Pacifica, specific sections of Seton Medical Center in Daly City, and St. Francis Convalescent Pavilion in Daly City are the three facilities chosen as Centers of Excellence.

“On behalf of the Hospital Consortium Board of Directors, we are grateful to the skilled nursing facility partners who are enabling excellent care to COVID-19 positive patients as part of a collaborative San Mateo County approach,” said Dr. CJ Kunnappilly, Chair, Hospital Consortium of San Mateo County and CEO of San Mateo Medical Center. “This is a time of unprecedented challenge for all sectors of our community and the healthcare community is stronger through this coordinated approach to assuring that every resident can get the right care in the right setting while we all prioritize protection of the public’s health.”

For more information, visit the San Mateo County Health website at smchealth.org/coronavirus.

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