CPMC’s proposed plans to build two new hospitals at Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard and St. Luke’s should be applauded by San Franciscans, not criticized. In the midst of the approvals process, we must not forget that our city relies on CPMC as a primary provider of culturally competent health care and services.

For instance, CPMC has been one of San Francisco’s strongest partners in our fight against Hepatitis B and has been instrumental in the San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign, providing free screenings for children, seniors and families in our community.

CPMC’s proposed plans are an investment that will improve The City’s health care access and services, and more importantly, will allow it to continue the great work it does for San Francisco.

Ted Fang, AsianWeek Foundation, San Francisco in the San Francisco Examiner Letters to the Editor