Opinion: S.F. Not-for-Profit Hospitals Make ‘Meaningful Contributions,’ Deserve Tax-Exempt Status
In a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece, Art Sponseller, president and CEO of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, argues that three not-for-profit San Francisco hospitals -- Kaiser San Francisco, St. Mary's Medical Center and California Pacific Medical Center -- "deserve their tax-exempt status" because they "make meaningful contributions that improve community health and provide care for the underserved and uninsured." He dismisses a recent report from the Greenlining Institute, calling it "an attack that's not only wrongheaded, it's been discussed, discredited and rejected by the Legislature for two years running."
- "Hospitals Earn the Tax benefits They Receive" (Sponseller, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/6).