In this San Francisco (SF) News, California Pacific Medical Center today said that it was committed to not only building, but operating a new hospital at St. Luke's Medical Center Campus. Last week, three members of the Board of Supervisors held a press conference essentially implying that the California Pacific Medical Center, or CPMC, would spend $300 million just to close the same facility.
“The very premise—that CPMC would spend $300 million to build a new St. Luke’s, only to close it immediately—is absurd. If the supervisors desire additional clarification on the proposed Agreement, we will gladly meet with them. However, they rushed to hold a press conference based upon discarded draft documents that were dumped in the recycling bin. This was neither appropriate nor helpful. The drafts were a small part of our examination of many possible financial scenarios. Just like all responsible organizations, we examine optimistic and pessimistic assumptions, as well as ones in-between. The discarded draft documents came from very pessimistic scenarios that were rejected by CPMC’s management,” the hospital wrote in a letter to Mayor Lee that the CPMC sent this morning.
Here's the entire letter at Zennie62.com: http://zennie62blog.com/2012/07/09/sf-news-california-pacific-medical-center-committed-operate-st-luke-hospital-17312/ The