Chinese community leaders and seniors are concerned that California Pacific Medical Center's latest development plan could leave them out.

CPMC is proposing to cut services at St. Luke's Hospital, which is one of two hospitals (along with San Francisco General) that serves residents in the outer Mission, Bayview and Visitacion Valley,districts that have a growing Chinese population. The downsizing is part of a $2.5 billion plan to renovate several other medical centers, and build a large new hospital on Cathedral Hill, located at Geary and Van Ness Ave.
Members of Chinese Progressive Association and Community Tenants Association, an organization largely made up of Chinese seniors, voiced their concern over the plan at a public hearing at San Francisco’s City Hall on Tuesday, the Sing Tao reports.

Under the current budget cuts, many low-income families and seniors already have to wait in long lines for medical care, according to Chinese Progressive Association member Li Weili. Li said the plan shows the medical center is more concerned with profits than with serving the public.