Saint Francis Hospital: $1.9 billion budget missed by hospital’s administrator

SAN FRANCISCO — A new report from the San Francisco Chronicle says the Saint Francis hospital in San Francisco is about $1 billion short of its budgeted expenditures.

The report says the hospital’s CEO and chairman of its board are in charge of the day-to-day operations of the facility, which includes 24 emergency rooms and five trauma centers.

The hospital’s president, Dr. Paul J. Lefebvre, says the budget shortfall was a result of an executive order issued by President Donald Trump.

He says the city has not asked for additional help and has been reimbursed for all of its costs.

Lefebve says the new president wants to use the money to pay for a border wall, more teachers, and a $5 billion expansion of a downtown hotel.