Two New Hospitals for San Francisco
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San Francisco city and business leaders today announced plans to build two seismically safe hospitals in the city. Both will be operated by California Pacific Medical Center, whose CEO, Warren Browner was on hand for the announcement of the deal.
One hospital will be located near the Tenderloin in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood; the second is a re-build and expansion of St. Luke's hospital in the Mission.
"This will lead to hundreds of jobs for the city, permanent long term jobs," said Mayor Ed Lee. "But ultimately it will be another great brick in the whole health care industry that we have to have going forward."
Both projects are expected to break ground later this year. St. Luke's hospital will remain open during construction.