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CPMC says it won’t renegotiate Cathedral Hill agreement, dares San Francisco officials to kill St. Luke’s
San Francisco Business Times

California Pacific Medical Center CEO Warren Browner, backed by a phalanx of St. Luke’s Hospital board members, stood his ground at a press conference Monday morning, insisting that CPMC sees no reason to renegotiate a development agreement with the city to invest $2.5 billion in new hospital construction. The press conference, held in a dingy conference room at St. Luke’s on a grey San Francisco morning, came in the wake of Mayor Ed Lee’s apparent decision over the weekend to dig in his heels and insist that CPMC give the city an “ironclad guarantee” it plans to operate a $300 million rebuilt St. Luke’s for at least 20 years.