California Pacific Medical Center

A volunteer dressed as a clown entertains children undergoing treatment for cancer. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

About the Bay: Clowning Around May Actually Be Good Medicine

This is no laughing matter – the Medical Clown Project of San Francisco is a nonprofit organization providing laughter – and some say healing – at California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) Davies and St. Luke’s campuses.


A dancer for the San Francisco Ballet performs a segment of The Nutcracker for a young patient at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, November 29, 2011. (CBS)

San Francisco Ballet Brings ‘The Nutcracker’ To Sick Children

Dancers with the San Francisco Ballet performed parts of “The Nutcracker” for children at a hospital in the city’s Presidio Heights neighborhood Tuesday.



Elderly Woman Hospitalized After SF Gold Necklace Theft

An elderly woman was hospitalized after being pushed to the ground and robbed of a gold necklace and pendant by two other women in San Francisco’s Excelsior District on Wednesday evening, police said.


Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, homeless squatters,

Homeless Advocates Occupy Vacant San Francisco Buildings

Homeless advocates have occupied several vacant buildings in San Francisco to call for more housing for the homeless.


Yosemite's El Capitan

Yosemite Climber Survives Fall, Severed Thumb Reattached

A rock climber at Yosemite National Park whose thumb was severed by the safety rope that saved him from a fall has had the thumb reattached by surgeons.



Potentially Fatal Bacterial Outbreak At San Francisco Hospital

Two floors of California Pacific Medical Center on California Street in San Francisco were infected two weeks ago with clostridium difficile, more commonly known as “C Diff”.


Proposed CPMC Van Ness & Geary Hospital (San Francisco Planning Department)

San Francisco Hospital Offers $1.1 Billion In Community Benefits For Expansion Approval

California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has offered a $1.1 billion community benefits plan for the city in exchange for approval of an expansion plan.


About The Bay: KCBS Reporter Recalls Life-Threatening Medical Scare

In the blink of an eye, a typical day become a truly remarkable one for KCBS reporter Mike Sugerman – when he became the center of the very story he was covering.



Bay Area Hospitals Fined For Safety Violations

The California Department of Public health announced on Friday that three Bay Area hospitals have been fined and penalized for making serious errors.



San Francisco Supervisors Consider Health Care Master Plan

As the California Pacific Medical Center seeks major changes in its health delivery system, San Francisco Supervisors are looking at whether the city needs a Master Plan for health care.