After months of intense negotiations, the new terms of California Pacific Medical Center’s planned development of two earthquake-safe hospitals in San Francisco were approved Tuesday amid much fanfare. Read More
New hospitals will grace both Cathedral Hill and the Mission district after a lengthy and contentious development squabble between city leaders and California Pacific Medical Center officials ended in a tentative compromise announced Tuesday. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee said Tuesday that a compromise agreement is imminent for California Pacific Medical Center’s planned $2.5 billion project to rebuild St. Luke’s Hospital and construct a new hospital on Cathedral Hill.
“This is the last extension,” Lee said on the day the Board of Supervisors postponed a vote on the projects until March 12. Lee said people can expect an announcement of an agreement leading up to that date. Read More
San Francisco is kicking off the year on strong economic footing with employment outpacing much of the nation and the lowest projected municipal budget shortfall in five years. The America’s Cup, the opening of the new waterfront location for the Exploratorium, and several other events and developments will further boost the local economy as the year progresses. Read More
A 50-year-old class that helps once-hospitalized cardiac patients recover and rebuild strength in their hearts is in danger of closing to make room for patients who still need doctor-prescribed exercise.
Patients in Phase 3 of California Pacific Medical Center’s cardiac recovery program were notified last week of the closure of the class, slated for Thursday. Many said they worry they won’t have the same quality of care during their recovery. Read More
As tense negotiations with The City delay approval of a planned $2.5 billion hospital complex, California Pacific Medical Center officials announced Monday that they dismissed 120 consultants on a project once expected to break ground in October. Read More
Planning Commissioner Michael Antonini survived a divided Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and will serve another four-year term after facing near-rejection two weeks ago.
Antonini, a dentist and registered Republican who lives in the west side of San Francisco, was re-appointed to the commission by Mayor Ed Lee, but was at risk of being rejected by the board. Read More
Following a marathon session at which supervisors who oppose a proposed $2.5 billion hospital development agreed to delay a vote on the project rather than potentially killing it, Mayor Ed Lee insisted Wednesday that the deal is not dead. Read More
St. Luke’s Hospital is a vital component of The City’s health care system, particularly for its poorest residents. San Francisco should not lose this hospital, and Mayor Ed Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors are right to expect California Pacific Medical Center to keep the facility open. Read More