Future of St. Luke’s heads to supervisors

A resolution directing city staff to pursue legal options to force St. Luke’s Hospital to stay open is scheduled to come before the Board of Supervisors in two weeks, but one city legislator said the vote should be postponed until a panel she assembled to guild the 86-year-old hospital’s future has finished its work.

California Pacific Medical Center, a division of Sutter Health, announced in October that it would stop providing emergency care at the 260-bed hospital in the Mission.

A newly created blue-ribbon panel created to look at options for St. Luke’s met for the first time on Thursday.

“We would like to find a way to keep St. Luke’s Hospital open,” Chairman of the CPMC Board of Directors Scott Minick said.

CPMC spokesman Kevin McCormack told The Examiner the company will hold off on hospital decisions until the panel’s report is filed in June.

Nonetheless, on Thursday, a subcommittee of supervisors agreed to forward a resolution to the full board condemning the proposed closure and asking the city attorney to investigate legal actions that could help keep the hospital open.

Supervisor Michaela Alioto-Pier, who assembled the advisory panel, said the board should hold off on its vote, scheduled for April 1.

“I don’t think it’s the appropriate time for the Board of Supervisors to be slapping them on the wrist,” she said.

jupton@examiner.com

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