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Southern Pacific Hospital history

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Posted by Ron Filion on Sunday, May 03, 2009 at 11:29:43 :

In Reply to: Southern Pacific Hosptial posted by Flo Moscon on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 16:39:18 :

According to Paul Scholten, MD, San Francisco Medical Society Historian:

"Southern Pacific Hospital, at Fell and Baker Streets, was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad and used as the major medical center for its seriously ill or injured employees from all over the West. With the rise in health plans, health insurance and better hospitals in smaller cities, it proved uneconomical and was sold to a Dr. Upjohn of the pharmaceutical family in 1968. He renamed it Harkness Hospital but had to close it after several years of very large losses and it is now senior housing."

Retrieved: 03 May 2009.

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