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Sutter Did Not Cave to City in Scaling Back Cathedral Hill Project

Six days after I wrote that Sutter was scaling back its proposed Cathedral Hill hospital in response to a changed health care environment, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier & Ross “broke” the story that a “scaled-down” hospital was now on the table. Chris Rauber of the SF Business Times then wrote that city pressure forced the hospital giant to reduce the project’s size, and that it “looks a lot like (CPMC CEO ) Browner, CPMC and Sutter blinked first.” But city officials have never demanded a smaller new hospital, and Sutter and CPMC did not “blink first.”