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City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health Gavin Newsom Mitchell H. Katz, MD Mayor Director of Health Director’s Report for Health Commission Meeting of December 2, 2008 A current overview of issues affecting the state of public health in San Francisco http://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/aboutdph/insideDept/dirRpts/default.asp DPH Items at the Board of Supervisors During the week of December 1, Budget & Finance meets on Wednesday. Rules, Joint City & School District Select, and City Operations & Neighborhood Services meet on Thursday. The Land Use & Economic Development Committee and the Full Board are cancelled. Date Author(s) Item Status Introduced 11/18/08 Daly, De-Appropriating $998,145 of General Fund and Budget & Finance -- Regular McGoldrick $761,021 of Federal Direct Grant Revenue for the Agenda, December 3 Community Justice Center for FY 2008-2009 - Ordinance de-appropriating $998,145 of General Fund in the Mayor's Office of Community Justice and $761,021 of Federal Direct Grant Revenue in the Department of Public Health for the Community Justice Center in Fiscal Year 2008-2009. 11/18/08 McGoldrick Mayor's Current Budget Instructions, Mid-Year Cuts Budget & Finance -- Regular and next year's Budget process -- Hearing on the Agenda, December 3 Mayor's Current Budget Instructions, Mid-Year Cuts and next year's Budget process. 11/04/08 Ammiano, Urging the Municipal Transportation Agency and the Land Use & Economic Maxwell Department of Public Health to collaborate and create Development – Approved, health protective truck route planning in Southeast November 25 Neighborhoods - Resolution urging the Municipal Transportation Agency and the Department of Public Health to collaborate and create health protective truck route planning in Southeast Neighborhoods. Encouraging cooperation between DPH and SFMTA and the local community in identifying and correcting health and safety related issues associated with truck traffic. Urging DPH to create a truck related exposure map identifying areas of significant exposure to air quality, noise and traffic hazards. Urging SFMTA to create a mitigation plan to address the impacts of local truck traffic on residential communities of southeast San Francisco that protects community health and provides efficient routes for commercial vehicle traffic. 10/28/08 Ammiano Suspending Sections 468.3 through 468.8 of the Menu Full Board – Approved, Labeling Ordinance - Ordinance amending the San November 18 Francisco Health Code by adding Section 468.9, to suspend Sections 468.3 through 468.8 of the Menu Labeling Ordinance. 10/21/08 McGoldrick Monthly Overtime Report - Hearing on Monthly Overtime Budget & Finance -- Regular Report (Administrative Code Section 18.13-1), discussing Agenda, December 3 the five City departments using the most overtime in the preceding month. DR12_2_08.doc (415) 554-2600 101 Grove Street San Francisco, CA 94102-4593 December 1, 2008 Page 2 10/21/08 Alioto-Pier Commending the Blue Ribbon Panel and prioritizing Full Board – Amended, California Pacific Medical Center's Long Range November 18 and separated Development Plan - Resolution commending the work of the Blue Ribbon Panel and urging all City Departments to prioritize the California Pacific Medical Center Long Range Development Plan ("LRDP"). 09/29/08 Settlement of Lawsuit - Estate of Nicholas Torrico, et al. Full Board – Approved, - $150,000.00 - Ordinance authorizing settlement of the November 18 lawsuit filed by the Estate of Nicholas Torrico, et al. against the City and County of San Francisco for $150,000.00; the lawsuit was filed on July 13, 2007 in United States District Court, Case No. C07-3624 JCS; entitled Estate of Nicholas Torrico, et al., v. City and County of San Francisco, et al. 09/23/08 Settlement of Lawsuit - Karen Douma - $1,695,100.00 - Full Board – Approved, Ordinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by November 18 Karen Douma, individually, Karen Douma, as Personal Representative of the Estate Of David Douma, deceased, Jason Douma, individually, Pamela Fay, individually, and David Douma, Jr., individually against SF American Taxicab, Inc., Autos For Hire Rpg, Inc., Alem Belai, City And County Of San Francisco, Regents of The University of California, DOES 1 to 100, jointly and severally for $1,695,100.00; the lawsuit was filed on August 10, 2007 in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-07-466068; entitled Karen Douma, et al., v. SF American Taxicab, Inc., et al. 9/16/08 Daly Medical Cannabis Dispensary Permits - Ordinance Rules – To be heard December amending Section 3308 of the San Francisco Health Code 4 to include the installation of platform lifts under the minimum disability access standards for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries. 9/09/08 Mayor Medical Cannabis Act Revisions - Ordinance approving Rules –To be heard December 4 amendments to the Medical Cannabis Act to clarify that a medical cannabis dispensary shall be a cooperative or collective and shall operate as a non-profit. 09/09/08 Settlement of Lawsuit, Gladys DeWitt - $50,000 - Full Board – Approved Ordinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by November 18 Gladys DeWitt against the City and County of San Francisco for $50,000; the lawsuit was filed on January 19, 2007 in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. 459735, and removed, on July 27, 2007, to United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. C-07- 03791 PJH, entitled DeWitt v. City and County of San Francisco, et al. 08/12/08 Mirkarimi Prohibiting advertisements for alcoholic beverages on City Operations & City property - Ordinance amending the San Francisco Neighborhood Services – To Administrative Code by amending Section 4.20, to prohibit be heard December 4 advertisements for alcoholic beverages on City property. 08/12/08 Ammiano Noise Control Ordinance - Ordinance amending the San Full Board –Approved Francisco Police Code by amending Sections 2901, 2902, November 18 2904, 2907, 2908, 2909, 2910, 2916, and 2917, repealing Sections 2903, 2906, 2911, 2912, 2913, 2914, 2915, and 2918, and adding new Sections 2912, 2918, 2920, 2922, 2924, and 2926, to revise the City's noise control regulations, add administrative penalties, and create a noise task force. December 1, 2008 Page 3 07/08/08 Ammiano Requiring Air Quality Assessment and Ventilation for Full Board – Approved first Certain Urban Infill Residential Developments - reading, November 18 Ordinance amending the San Francisco Health Code by adding new Article 38 to require air quality assessment and ventilation for certain urban infill residential developments; amending the San Francisco Building Code by adding a third paragraph to Section 1203.5 and amending the San Francisco Mechanical Code by adding new Section 419 to require special ventilation systems for certain urban infill residential developments; making environmental findings; adopting findings of local conditions pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 17958.7, and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to forward this Ordinance to the California Building Standards Commission. 03/21/06 Mirkarimi Shelter Monitoring Committee - Hearing to consider the Rules -- To be heard December quarterly reports of the Shelter Monitoring Committee. 4 Tangerine Brigham Named MFAC Recipient It gives me great pleasure to announce that Tangerine Brigham, Director of Healthy San Francisco, has been named as a recipient of this year’s Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee, (MFAC) 2008 Public Managerial Excellence Award. The MFAC Public Managerial Excellence Awards, sponsored by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, are dedicated to recognizing outstanding leadership, creativity, and managerial excellence in San Francisco government. Over the last 25 years, more than 100 City employees have been commended for their innovation, imagination and dedication to public service. Ms. Brigham has an extraordinary history of commitment, dedication and achievement in her tenure with the Department and to the residents of San Francisco and the Healthy San Francisco initiative. She will be honored at an Awards Ceremony in February, 2009. I know the Health Commission joins me in congratulating Ms. Brigham for this meritorious recognition. The Green Business Program, a collaboration between DPH and the Department of the Environment, was among the teams nominated. Virginia St. Jean, Hazardous Materials Inspector, is the Department’s representative to the Green Business Program. Previous MFAC winners who are currently working for the Department have included Steven Koneffklatt, Gene O’Connell, Cheryl Austin, Nancy Wong, Sharon Kotabe, Sue Currin, Barbara Garcia, Diana Guevara, Sai-Ling Chan-Sew, Nelly Lee, Rajiv Bhatia, MD, Judith Klain and Marc Trotz. Sue Currin Appointed as COO for SFGH It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Sue Currin, RN, MSN, to the SFGH Chief Operating Officer position effective immediately. Sue has been the Chief Nursing Officer for the last eight years, providing leadership and management of all aspects of patient care services at SFGH. She began her career at SFGH as a nurse and has since served in a variety of capacities, including Director of Quality Management at SFGH and Director of Quality Management for the entire Community Health Network. She left DPH for two years to work as the Quality and Service Leader for the East Bay Service Area of Kaiser Permanente Hospital and December 1, 2008 Page 4 Health Plan, overseeing quality, risk and medical staff affairs programs across four medical centers, multiple ambulatory sites, home health, hospice, and contracted services. Ms. Currin received her graduate degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She participated in the National Association of Public Hospitals Patient Safety and Healthcare Policy Fellowship Programs in 2005 and 2006. Currently, she is participating in the California HealthCare Foundation Health Care Leadership Fellowship Program 2007 - 2009. Ms. Currin received special recognition for hospital fiscal management from the Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee to the Mayor in 2007 and the Association of California Nurse Leaders Excellence in Nursing award in 2008. Over the past four years, Ms. Currin has received $6.2 million in grants to fund a Nursing Internship Program for new graduates, the Medication Error Reduction Project, Patient Safety Initiatives, and a Transitional Care Program. Ms. Currin will continue to work collaboratively with staff at all levels of SFGH on the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Please join me in congratulating Sue Currin on her promotion and extending your support for her new role as Chief Operating Officer. San Francisco Immunization Registry Project on Board with UCSF Pediatrics The San Francisco Immunization Coalition has announced that as of November 3, UCSF Pediatrics is using the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). The Coalition’s Immunization Registry Consultant, Cecilia Sandoval, worked with UCSF staff for over two years to make this possible. The years of hard work and perseverance paid off on the first day when a nurse from UCSF Urgent Care was able to locate a child's immunization record in CAIR. The child had been seen at one of SFDPH's clinics and all of her immunizations were recorded in the registry. To date the registry has 47% of San Francisco's children under six years of age and over twenty medical providers, with the most recent being Treasure Island Job Corps, Chinese Hospital Excelsior Clinic, and UCSF Pediatrics. Medical Directors to Attend Institute for Physician Leadership Congratulations to Mark Ghaly, MD, Medical Director at Southeast Health Center, Catherine James, MD, Medical Director at Maxine Hall Health Center and Barbara Wismer, MD, Medical Director at Tom Waddell Health Center who have been accepted into the Center for the Health Professions’ new Institute for Physician Leadership program. The nine-month program is designed to develop leadership skills, focusing on innovative and practical experience to help physicians emerge into leadership positions. Acceptance in this prestigious program comes from nominations by senior leaders within the physicians’ organization. Environmental Health Promotion Office Relocates DPH Children's Environmental Health Promotion, which includes the Childhood Lead Prevention Program, has just completed their move to Suite 410 in Fox Plaza, 1390 Market St., SF 94102. Their new general suite telephone number is 415/252-3888 and each employee has an individual phone number, available through their directory. The new fax number is 415/252-3889. For the Commissioners who are still learning about the many divisions within the Department of Public Health and what they do, the Children’s Environmental Health Promotion (CEHP) staff provide support to community groups looking at systematic environmental health problems that affect residents and neighborhoods, particularly vulnerable residents in distressed neighborhoods. December 1, 2008 Page 5 Experienced staff is routinely involved in and supporting community led efforts through research and technical assistance to advocate for city actions for healthier homes and neighborhoods, including their work in supporting the SF Asthma Task Force and the Bay Area Environmental Health Collaborative. CEHP staff also provide comprehensive healthy housing assessment and education to WIC Food Supplement Program clients with children up to 3 years old, San Francisco’s most vulnerable families with young children for San Francisco. Karen Cohn, 252-3898, email@example.com, is director of CEHP. The Lead Hazard Code Enforcement and Case Management aspect of their work includes state- certified lead inspection professionals who enforce San Francisco lead hazard laws, facilitate access to the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) lead hazard remediation grants, and provide case management support to families of children with lead exposure. For questions relating to childhood lead prevention, contact Joe Walseth, 252-3956, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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