In 2017, San Diego was hit with a hepatitis A epidemic that killed 20 and infected 600 people, many of whom were homeless. Mass vaccinations were issued and the city had to face its growing homelessness crisis head-on before the epidemic spread even more. In San Francisco, where rents average about $3,700, growing encampments and a lack of shelter beds could push the city to the brink of a similar healthcare crisis. Unsanitary conditions can lead to a rapid spread of hepatitis A and other health maladies. (Bisnow)
Kaiser Permanente’s point person on the proposed hospital campus in the downtown Sacramento railyard left town Monday for a new job in San Francisco.
Sacramento area manager Ron Groepper is now Kaiser’s senior vice president and area manager for Greater San Francisco. Sandy Sharon, former chief operating officer at Kaiser’s Roseville Medical Center, took Groepper’s job the day he left, Kaiser announced Tuesday. (Sacramento Business Journal)
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