California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC)

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Notice of Joint Hearing of the Planning Commission and Health Commission  – September 28, 2017 at 10am  Details here.


St. Luke's Campus rendering as seen from the corner of Valencia and Cesar Chavez
CPMC's proposed St. Luke's Medical Office Building


What is CPMC?

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) is made up of four of the oldest medical centers in San Francisco, consisting of the California Campus (previously known as the Children's Hospital of San Francisco), Pacific Campus (previously known as the Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center), Davies Campus (previously Ralph K. Davies Hospital), and St. Luke's Campus.

History of CPMC

CPMC was formed in 1991 by the merger of Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center and Children's Hospital of San Francisco. Ralph K. Davies Medical Center became the third campus of CPMC in 1998 and St. Luke's Hospital became CPMC's fourth campus in 2007.

Hospital, Clinic, and Research Facilities

Each of the four campuses contain a hospital and an emergency department which provide inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to the hospital campuses, CPMC owns and/or operates multiple outpatient clinics, a research facility and several other properties more fully described in the most recent Institutional Master Plan (IMP) document.

CPMC is one of three hospitals that operate hospital facilities at more than one location within San Francisco (the other two are Kaiser and UCSF). St. Francis Memorial and St. Mary's Medical Center operate as independent facilities, although both are a part of the Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) system.

State law (SB 1953) requires that all acute-care hospitals be seismically upgraded sufficiently to remain operational after a major earthquake. CPMC is one of four hospitals in the City currently building new facilities to comply with this law; the other three hospitals are UCSF, SF General Hospital, and Chinese Hospital.

Three of CPMC's four acute-care hospitals must be rebuilt or de-licensed in order to comply with state law: the California, Pacific, and St. Luke's Campuses. The Davies Campus hospital was retrofitted in 2008, enabling this campus to accommodate acute-care hospital services until 2030.

The Planning Commission certified the environmental impact report (EIR) and approved CPMC’s Long Range Development Plan, including the construction of new hospital and related facilities at the Cathedral Hill (now called Van Ness and Geary Campus) and St. Luke’s locations, on May 23, 2013. The Board of Supervisors adopted enabling legislation and approved a Development Agreement outlining the terms and requirements under which CPMC must build and operate its new facilities on July 11, 2013.


Click here to go to CPMC's Campus Plans and Summaries (formerly Long-Range Development Plan)

Click here to go to Documents for Download


Staff Contact

Elizabeth Purl
(415) 575-9028