After a long, contentious battle in which both sides walked away numerous times, a deal to build two new hospitals in San Francisco has been brokered, marking a win for everyone in The City. Read More
Your lead paragraph concerning the Santa Clara stadium project (Editorial, “Niners sacked Santa Clara with bad stadium deal,” Friday) is effective, as it encapsulates your attitude about the project in one key principle — jealousy.
“That’s what you get, Santa Clara,” is hardly an unbiased analysis. The deal did not unravel in June 2010, and the complexity of the financing is based on the key point that no general fund money will be used for the stadium. Read More
Despite a recent history of financial struggle, St. Luke’s Hospital in the Mission has become a crucial safety net for many of The City’s poor and underinsured residents.
The private acute-care facility’s future is at the center of deadlocked negotiations between the Mayor’s Office and California Pacific Medical Center, the Sutter Health affiliate that rescued the hospital from debt in 2001. Read More
A major deal for two new seismically safe hospitals is being renegotiated after revelations that the California Pacific Medical Center might be closer to abandoning its facility serving lower-income Mission district residents.
The $2.5 billion project by the Sutter Health affiliate includes a massive new 555-bed hospital at Cathedral Hill and a rebuild of St. Luke’s in the Mission. Read More
Prolonged negotiations between The City and the California Pacific Medical Center over a massive new 555-bed facility on Cathedral Hill will likely cause the hospital group to miss a state deadline to meet earthquake safety standards. Read More
About 4,000 registered nurses at eight Bay Area hospitals will be on strike today, but hospital officials say patient care won’t suffer.The one-day strike by the California Nurses Association against the Sutter Health chain affects two Peninsula hospitals, Mills Health Center in San Mateo and Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame. Sutter said hospitals will remain open during the walk-out, which follows a September action against Sutter and Kaiser Permanente. Read More
Contract negotiations between 700 nurses represented by the California Nurses Association and Mills-Peninsula Health Services, a Sutter Health hospital, are deadlocked with no end in sight.
"It’s not looking good to end peacefully," said Liz Jacobs, spokeswoman for the state nursing union. Read More