San Francisco's St. Luke's Hospital faces big changes
San Francisco Chronicle, February 25, 2008
California Pacific Medical Center, which runs St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco, announced in 2007 that it would close the hospital as an acute care institution within a few years, turning it into an outpatient hub. People suffering common acute illnesses such as heart attacks and pneumonia likely would be transferred elsewhere. Under such a scenario, medical care would be reshaped in the city.