Ex-CEO of San Francisco hospital still works for city after patient abuse scandal

The CEO of a San Francisco hospital is still employed by the city after resigning over a patient abuse scandal that affected 23 patients, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

Mivic Hirose, RN, former CEO of Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, resigned in June amid a San Francisco Department of Public Health investigation that found evidence of patient abuse at the facility. The department found six staff members at Laguna Honda Hospital had abused 23 patients between 2016 and 2019.

Despite the scandal, Ms. Hirose has remained employed by the Department of Public Health as a clinical nurse specialist in its IT division. A department spokesperson confirmed with the San Francisco Examiner that Ms. Hirose has worked at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital since her resignation from Laguna Honda Hospital, helping ZSFGH roll out a new EHR system.

The department told the publication that while Ms. Hirose remains employed with the city, the six staff members allegedly involved in the abuse do not.

At the time the abuse scandal became public, Ms. Hirose denied knowledge of the incidents, and said the hospital lacked a "safety culture," according to the report.

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