CPMC

Chiu becomes City Hall's go-to guy for solving tough problems

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At the start of this year, when I wrote a Guardian cover story profile of Sup. Scott Wiener (which SF Weekly and San Francisco Magazine followed shortly thereafter with their own long Wiener profiles), he seemed like the one to watch on the Board of Supervisors, even though I noted at the time that Board President David Chiu was actually the more prolific legislator.

Now, it’s starting to seem like maybe we all focused on the wrong guy, because it is Chiu and his bustling office of top aides that have done most of the heavy legislative lifting this year, finding compromise solutions to some of the most vexing issues facing the city (ironically, even cleaning up some of Wiener’s messes). Read more »

A community-based coalition, a trio of supervisors and a very special mediator helped seal CPMC deal

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The takeaway message from a July 11 press conference held in the Mayor’s office touting legislation authorizing California Pacific Medical Center’s construction of two new San Francisco hospitals was seemingly this: Everyone hearts Lou Giraudo.Read more »

Sutter/CPMC agrees to a contract with its nurses in SF, clearing the path for its hospital deal

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Ending a long and contentious labor impasse and setting the stage for the city to approve the pair of new hospitals that Sutter Health and its California Pacific Medical Center affiliate want to build in San Francisco, the California Nurses Association today announced that it has reached a tentative contract agreement with the hospital corporations.Read more »

Next, the Treasure Island sellout

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Now that he's done such a bang-up job negotiating a deal for the CMPC hospital, leaving the supervisors to clean up the mess, does anyone think that the hurry-up-and-finish-in-time-for-a-China-trip talks with Rose Pak and Willie Brown (who has his own interests here, too) will have Read more »

Nurses still waiting for CPMC to fully embrace San Francisco

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Labor and community activists cheered this week's news of a much-improved deal between the city and California Pacific Medical Center to build two new hospitals in San Francisco, and there are hopeful signs that frosty local relations with this sometimes-stubborn corporate behemoth may improve. But they also say they are withholding full support for the deal until CPMC reaches a contract agreement with the California Nurses Association.Read more »

Other options for St. Luke's

The hospital means too much to the city to lose it

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EDITORIAL California Pacific Medical Center wants to build a fancy new hospital in San Francisco without meeting the city's demands for housing, transportation, and health-care mitigations. And the arrogant leadership at the private nonprofit thinks it can hold the city hostage: If the mayor and the supervisors don't approve the new medical complex on Van Ness Avenue, CPMC has threatened to close St. Luke's — threatening a critical part of the local health infrastructure.Read more »

Reports, rally, and hearing call for more public benefits from nonprofit hospital chains

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A rally and legislative hearing in Sacramento tomorrow (Wed/15) will highlight how little community benefits and charity care large nonprofit healthcare corporations offer despite their tax-exempt status. At the center of that critical spotlight is Sutter Health, the healthcare behemoth that owns California Pacific Medical Center and is locked in a high-stakes standoff with the city over whether to rebuild St. Read more »

The future of St. Luke's Hospital

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The CPMC hospital-rebuild deal is on life support -- and some say, to use the harsh medical code, it's CTD. Stands for Circling the Drain.Read more »

High noon for CPMC

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CPMC, the health-care giant owned by Sutter Health, has two weeks to convince some very reluctant city officials that its plan to build a flashy new hospital on Van Ness Avenue is at least marginally acceptable.

It might not be possible.Read more »

Will Mayor Lee finally get tough with CPMC?

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It's gut check time for Mayor Ed Lee, and time for him to show whether he works for the people of San Francisco or the corporate interests that he's spent most of his time in office catering to.Read more »