$20M in Funding Approved to Keep Seton Medical Center Open

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted to approve $20 million in funding to keep Daly City’s Seton Medical Center open amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The board voted 4-1 Tuesday, to allocate $5 million annually over the next four years to keep the hospital open and avoid creating a health care desert. Verity Health Systems, the hospital’s owner, filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and had been planning to shutter the hospital as soon as this week.

The hospital is the largest employer in the city and serves about 27,000 people each year, many of whom are elderly or low-income (