Residents Raise Concerns About S.F. Hospital Project
At a San Francisco Planning Commission hearing on Thursday, Tenderloin and Cathedral Hill residents voiced concerns about a $2.5 billion project to build a 15-story, 555-bed hospital in the area and make significant changes to St. Luke's Hospital, the hospital's campuses in Presidio Heights and Pacific Heights, and Davies Medical Center. The residents argue that the new hospital would have a negative environmental impact and would not provide the health care necessary for many low-income residents. However, hospital officials say the new hospital is needed to meet the state's seismic safety requirements.
- "Parade of Speakers Opposes Huge Med Center on Van Ness" (Wildermuth/Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/24).