St. Luke’s Hospital Reverses Course On Treating Patients In Its Subacute Unit
There was an outcry from families and advocates after the hospital announced it would not rebuild its subacute unit. The unit treats patients with complex medical needs, such as those on ventilators, for months or even years.
After Rallies And A Resolution, These Patients Will Stay In San Francisco
After months of protests from families, city supervisors and public health officials, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) announced that it will continue to care for 28 patients with complex medical needs, instead of transferring them to other facilities outside the city. In June, the patients and their families received letters from CPMC saying that the skilled nursing unit where they lived at St. Luke’s Hospital, known as a “subacute” unit, was closing permanently. (Klivans, 9/12)