Reports, rally, and hearing call for more public benefits from nonprofit hospital chains


A rally and legislative hearing in Sacramento tomorrow (Wed/15) will highlight how little community benefits and charity care large nonprofit healthcare corporations offer despite their tax-exempt status. At the center of that critical spotlight is Sutter Health, the healthcare behemoth that owns California Pacific Medical Center and is locked in a high-stakes standoff with the city over whether to rebuild St. Read more »

CPMC strike linked to new hospital


I stopped by the picket line outside Davies hospital and chatted with the members of Operating Engineers Local 39, who have been working without a contract since October, 2010 -- and I heard a story that ought to be part of the discussion over CPMC's plans to build a shiny new hospital on Cathedral Hill.Read more »