SF Mayor Cuts Ribbon on City’s Newest Hospital
Hospital Opens for Patients Saturday, March 2
SAN FRANCISCO – Think of that moment when you are unwrapping a gift. The anticipation. The excitement. The ribbon unfurling is that last step before the big reveal. The same joy was felt this morning when state and local elected officials joined Sutter Health and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) leadership in cutting the ceremonial ribbon on Friday, March 1 to celebrate the grand opening of the new 11-story, 274-bed CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed, State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly members David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), joined Sutter Health Bay Area Board Chair Tony Wagner, Sutter Health President & CEO Sarah Krevans, CPMC CEO Warren Browner, M.D., and CPMC Chief Operating Officer Hamila Kownacki onstage for the ceremony.
Said Mayor Breed, “Now, thanks to the work of many who are here today, we have this brand new acute care facility that will provide quality health care with…[an] expanded emergency department, key environmental sustainability features like the rooftop garden and the energy and water efficiency that will take place here and 274 new hospital beds in a building that is outfitted to meet earthquake safety standards.”
Also onstage and representing CPMC patients, Lowell High School physics teacher and liver transplant recipient, Richard Shapiro thanked the doctors and staff who continue to care for him. He said he is extraordinarily lucky to have received a transplant at CPMC and he believes his survival is a miracle—“a miracle which is the result of the skills, dedication and humanity of a fabulous liver transplant team working within the Sutter Health network of care.”
CPMC’s Van Ness Campus hospital represents a milestone community investment in the health of San Francisco. The state-of-the-art facility, featuring 11 floors and 274 acute-care beds, houses inpatient services with an emphasis on maternity care, pediatrics, transplant, emergency and cardiac care, among other primary care services. Every detail of the new hospital is geared toward creating an inclusive, healing environment, where high quality, technology, safety, efficiency and personal touches continue to be the norm.