Families and Residents Fight St. Luke’s Sub-Acute Closure in San Francisco - Watch the video

September 1, 2017
August 2017

In San Francisco, family members and residents have united through a family council to fight plans by California Pacific Medical Center, an affiliate of Sutter Health, to close its St. Luke’s sub-acute unit and evict all of its residents.  St. Luke’s is the only sub-acute facility in San Francisco. Residents – many of whom have lived at St. Luke’s for years – are being threatened with moves to facilities as far away as Sacramento and Los Angeles.  A local newspaper reports that Gary Birnbaum, the medical director of the sub-acute unit, told the San Francisco Health Commission at an August 16 hearing: 

“These patients cannot be transferred. They will die, plain and simple.” 

CANHR and other organizations are working with the residents and families to fight the evictions and closure.

Read CANHR’s press release

Watch the video produced by the Family Council

Read Eviction and Exile: A Watershed Moment? by Teresa Palmer, MD and Patrick Monette-Shaw

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