Will CPMC Be Rebuilt the Right Way?
Monday, January 28, 6:30-8:30 PM
Park Library, 1833 Page (near Cole)
# 33, 43, 37, 71 buses
Map at http://tinyurl.com/a4qf42m
More information in graphic below
The following day, Tuesday, January 29, the SF Supervisors are scheduled to discuss CPMC’s rebuild plan, after months of secret negotiations between the City and CPMC.
For the last couple of years CPMC/Sutter’s plan to build a giant hospital on Cathedral Hill has caused considerable concern over many issues: healthcare access and affordability, workers’ rights, housing, environment and transportation.
These issues reached a crisis when it became clear that CPMC/Sutter intended to close St. Luke’s Hospital, the only hospital besides SF General in the City’s poor, minority, and medically-underserved South East sector. When the City insisted on it’s being kept open, CPMC blinked, and the City and CPMC went into months of secret negotiation over terms of a City permit.
The content of the negotiations are still secret, but according to rumors, it appears that CPMC/Sutter is now willing downsize the Cathedral Hill Hospital and make St. Luke’s Hospital bigger.
CPMC can be expected to take the stance that since they have conceded on the size issues for Cathedral Hill and St. Luke’s, the City-CPMC deal is wrapped up and ready to sign. But many serious issues remain. We need an agreement that assures:
* A strong and sustainable St. Luke's, adequate charitable care, and fair prices as other non-profit hospitals have accomplished;
* Strong local hire commitments to create good jobs for San Francisco residents;
* Sufficient affordable housing to address neighborhood and workforce impacts;
* Necessary measures to increase transit use and alleviate traffic congestion.
* The Supervisors must also to demand that Sutter/CPMC settle industry-leading contracts with all of its unionized employees, including real transfer rights, and respect the rights of all its employees to join a union of their choice without employer interference.