Will Daly City's Only Hospital Survive?

12 min
Healthcare workers protesting the possible closure of Seton Medical Center in Daly City. (Courtesy of Ida Mojadad)

Seton Medical Center in Daly City has been around for more than 125 years and serves mostly older, low-income residents and immigrants.

It doesn't make much money, but recently it's been at risk of closing outright because its owner, Verity Health Systems, is in bankruptcy.

Longtime staff and residents want to keep the hospital from closing, fearing it would leave northern San Mateo County in a health desert. This fear was there before the coronavirus pandemic, but now the need is even more urgent.

Guest: Ida Mojadad, reporter for the San Francisco Examiner

To read more of Ida's reporting on Seton, click here.