$538M San Francisco hospital opening in August: 5 things to know

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San Francisco-based California Pacific Medical Center will shake up service offerings when its $538 million hospital opens in August, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

Here are five things to know:

1. The new facility, named CPMC Mission Bernal, will replace the 150-year-old St. Luke's hospital in San Francisco. The aging St. Luke's hospital did not meet California's earthquake-resistance standards, and all hospitals in the state must comply with the regulations by 2030.

2. When the hospital opens, CPMC will begin phasing out its skilled nursing and subacute-care services. All skilled nursing patients and the 17 remaining subacute patients at St. Luke's will be transferred.

3. While the medical center is reducing some services, the new hospital  will expand maternity and orthopedic care. CPMC Mission Bernal will have six delivery rooms, double the capacity of St. Luke's. In addition, the new hospital will offer orthopedic surgeries, which St. Luke's did not perform.

4. The replacement hospital will have four more rooms in its emergency department and will have 15 more beds dedicated to short-term acute care for the elderly.

5. California Pacific Medical Center is owned by Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health.

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