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SF News: California Pacific Medical Center Committed To Operate St. Luke Hospital


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 The

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