Tag Archives: St. Luke’s Hospital

As St. Luke’s Hospital nears completion, neighbors worry about parking and a bike lane

Instead of praising the construction of St. Luke’s Campus for being on time and only months away from completion, neighbors who attended a meeting Wednesday were unhappy about access to an open-air plaza and the possibility of having to give up either parking or a bike lane along Cesar Chavez Street.  Paul Klemish, the project director, showed neighbors the plan...

Sub-acute patients can stay in San Francisco, administrators say

In a sharp turnaround, California Pacific Medical Center said it will keep 28 patients currently at St. Luke’s Hospital who had been told earlier that they would have to leave the hospital by Oct. 31. Now, the St. Luke’s facility will stay open until June 30, 2018, according to a memo from hospital staff to patients. Moreover, once it closes,...

Closure of St. Luke’s facility may be delayed, Commission deems loss of beds “detrimental”

The San Francisco Health Commission decided Tuesday night that the closure of a skilled nursing facility at St. Luke’s hospital in the Mission District “will have a detrimental impact on the health care services in the community.” At the second of two hearings on the matter, Commissioner David J. Sanchez Jr. called St. Luke’s Hospital “the last standing pillar of...

Sub-acute patients at St. Luke’s find no place to go

Halfway to the closure date of the sub-acute unit at St. Luke’s Hospital, many of its patients still don’t know where they’ll be going. Families told representatives from California Pacific Medical Foundation on Thursday that the list of Bay Area facilities they had been given by hospital staff to choose from failed to offer real alternatives nearby. “You’re supposed to...

Families, doctors plead to keep S.F.’s only sub-acute facility open

Nurses, advocates and family members of patients at the St. Luke’s Hospital skilled nursing and sub-acute units delivered hours of testimony to the Health Commission Tuesday, prompting the commission to ask the hospital’s operator to try harder to keep patients in San Francisco. “If my son has to leave St. Luke’s, he’s not going to live too long,” said one woman,...

Community united against removal of care units from St. Luke’s Hospital

Appalling, outrageous, inhumane, unacceptable, heartbreaking, tragic were all words that doctors, nurses and families of patients used on Wednesday to describe the closing of the skilled nursing and sub-acute units at St. Luke’s Hospital. The remarks were made at a hearing in front of the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting. It’s unclear if Board of Supervisors can prevent...

Sub-acute program at St. Luke’s to shut down, patients to be relocated (48Hills)

A sub-acute and nursing care facility at St. Luke’s Hospital is slated to shut down, according to a report from 48Hills. The closure could affect some 44 patients and result in layoffs for 72 employees, 48Hills reports: The skilled nursing and sub-acute units — which provide comprehensive inpatient care designed for adults with high needs, such as ventilator care — are scheduled to be...

Want an update on St. Luke’s? Community meeting coming up

California Pacific Medical Center staff are inviting community members to a meeting to learn more about the construction of the new St. Luke’s Hospital building. On Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m., neighbors are invited to hear about 2017 construction milestones and plans for the medical office building. Updates will also be available about the demolition of older buildings. The meeting will...

Earthquake-Safe St. Luke’s Hospital Expected in 2019

A brand-new, earthquake-safe, 120-bed replacement for St. Luke’s Hospital on Valencia Street will be completed in 2018, open to patients by 2019, and its older version will be demolished sometime after 2020. That’s according to Dean Fryer, a spokesperson for the hospital, and Paul Klemish, HerreroBOLDT’s Director of Business & Risk Management, who is one of many leading construction efforts...

New Hospital For SF’s St. Luke’s To Open in 2019

Cranes fill the air, and cement trucks line the streets for new improvements on Cesar Chavez and Valencia streets are steadily underway as the new replacement hospital for St. Luke’s is expected to open by 2019, according to hospital officials. During a community meeting Wednesday night, organizers, construction directors and mostly neighbors filled the hospital’s first floor conference room to discuss updates and...

Alcalde Da a Conocer Acuerdo Para Salvar al Hospital St. Luke

Después de varios meses de pláticas tensas entre el California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC, por sus siglas en inglés), los funcionarios municipales y los grupos de interés del barrio, el alcalde Ed Lee anunció que las partes han llegado a un acuerdo en la reconstrucción del Hospital St. Luke ubicado en las calles César Chávez y Valencia. El nuevo edificio...

Campos Grills Antonini on St. Luke’s Retrofit

Antonini, a dentist who has served on the Planning Commission since Mayor Willie Brown appointed him in 2002, is seeking another four-year term. But the controversy involving St. Luke's Hospital's retrofit put him at odds with Campos, who thought the Planning Commission had approved the plan without properly vetting it.