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Skilled Nursing Facility


Patients come to St. Mary's Skilled Nursing Facility when their physical condition is stable and the intense nursing care provided on the acute inpatient units is no longer needed. However, further treatment and recovery time is necessary before patients can be safely discharged. Our staff of nurses, physical therapists and others will help to meet those needs.

The Skilled Nursing Facility staff functions as a team, with weekly conferences where patients progress toward discharge is discussed by physicians, nurses, therapists, dieticians, chaplaincy, and case managers.

Patients and family members are always welcome to attend and participate.

Services Provided

There are a variety of services available. Below is an overview of staff who will assist with your needs.

  • The Nursing Staff will perform an admission assessment and will assess your recovery needs daily. They will administer medications, provide treatments, and encourage your independence.
  • Patients may receive physical, speech and/or occupational therapy depending on your doctor's orders for your care.
  • Therapists may work with you to develop a treatment plan to reach your movement and activity goals.
  • The Activity Therapist provides emotional support and opportunities for creative expression, relaxation, and socialization.
  • A Case Manager or Social Worker will visit you within 5 days of your admission to help you plan for your discharge.
  • Dietitians plan meals for maximum nutrition and enjoyment—and to meet the needs of those on special diets.
  • Environmental Services will clean your room daily.
  • Chaplaincy will offer spiritual support that is tailored to your individual spiritual needs.
  • All team members will work with you and your family to provide optimal care so that you can have a timely and well organized discharge.

Contact Information: 450 Stanyan Street, 5th Floor (415) 750-5655

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St. Mary's Medical Center San Francisco
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 668-1000