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Title: NO on CPMC’s Rebuild Plan! Supe’s Hearing on Effects on City Health System
START DATE: Monday July 09
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 Effects of the Rebuild on the City Health System
Monday, July 9, 1 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 the City Health system. Concerns are that a downsized St. Luke’s Hospital could not handle overflow from SF General Hospital, itself being rebuilt with little increase in capacity, (2) doubts on how CPMC, with a terrible record for charity care, would care for 10,000 new Medi-Cal patients to be brought in by the Obama health plan, (3) concerns that CPMC will not replace the 100 Skilled Nursing beds they say they will create to (partly) balance the 180 that they are closing, creating a crisis because the City is already short on Skilled Nursing beds that accept Medi-Cal.

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 Thursday Jun 21st, 2012 3:59 PM

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