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Title: NO on CPMC’s Rebuild Plan! Supe’s Hearing on Healthcare Effects of Rebuild
START DATE: Monday June 25
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details:
Supervisors Chambers, SF City Hall
(Polk St. betw. Grove & McAllister, Civic Center BART)
Event Type: Meeting
Tell the SF Supervisors: NO on CPMC’s Rebuild Plan!
Supervisors Hearing on Healthcare Effects of Rebuild
Monday, June 25, 1-4 PM
Supervisors Chambers, SF City Hall
(Polk St. betw. Grove & McAllister, Civic Center BART)

One of a series of Supervisor hearings on the anticipated effects of CPMC’s Rebuild Plans. This hearing focuses on the effects of CPMC’s Rebuild plan on healthcare in the City, and should focus on (1) assuring that St. Luke’s Hospital remains viable in the long term, (2) assuring that SF has enough Skilled Nursing Facility beds for patients with serious but not hospital-level conditions, especially Medi-Cal patients, and (3) assuring that SF has enough psych beds. All of these are threatened by the CPMC Rebuild Plan.

Background: California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) plans to consolidate its SF facilities into a mega-hospital at Van Ness and Geary. Community, labor, and patient advocates have serious concerns about (1) long-term viability of St. Luke’s Hospital for medically-underserved, poor, and largely minority South-East San Francisco, (2) availability of care for low-income uninsured and Medi-Cal recipients, (3) gentrification and loss of affordable housing, particularly in the adjoining Tenderloin, (4) rights of CPMC workers in closed units to transfer to the new Hospital, (5) rights of RNs to remain in their union, (6) loss of long-term and psychiatric care, (7) lack of assurance that CPMC will hire local people, (8) increased healthcare costs as CPMC gains monopoly, (9) increased traffic and disruption in an already-congested area, and (10) quality of life and environmental concerns.

Opposition groups, including the Good Neighbor Coalition, Jobs with Justice, the Calif. Nurses Association, and the Coalition for Health Planning demand a Community Benefits Agreement, a legally binding agreement between CPMC and affected unions and community groups, that would address the these issues.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 19th, 2012 8:18 PM

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