Sutter's assault on the Mission


So as some of us expected, Sutter Health now wants to effectively shut down St. Luke's hospital in the Mission and turn it into an abulatory clinic.

That's terrible news for the southeast neighborhoods; St. Luke's is the only hospital other than SF General in the Mission area, and when St. Luke's stops taking patients, they'll all be shuttled to the already overcrowded public hospital.

Sutter is supposed to be a nonprofit, but it acts like a greedy corporation. The problem with St. Lukes is that it gets a lot of uninsured and Medi-Cal patients; Sutter only likes rich patients with good health plans.

Let's hope the supervisors remember this when the assholes from Sutter come along and ask for permission to build a giant new hospital on Van Ness.