April 16 - April 18, 2016 Grand Opening Celebration
On April 18, 1925, the first Chinese Hospital opened at 845 Jackson St. in San Francisco. Ninety-one years to the day, the San Francisco community celebrated the grand opening of its replacement new Patient Tower on April 18, 2016. The celebration began with a Buddhist blessing by Chi Sin Buddhist and Taoist Association, the Catholic blessing by Father Daniel Mccotter, Lion Dancing by Yau Kung Moon Kung Fu Sport Association and performance by Beach Blanket Babylon, capped off with a thunderous roar of firecrackers that followed the ribbon cutting. The proceedings were led with remarks by Honorable Mayor Edwin Lee, former Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Dr. Edward A. Chow, Chair of the San Francisco Health Commission, Dr. Collin P. Quock, a retired physician and past Chief of Staff at Chinese Hospital. Mr. James K. Ho, Chinese Hospital Board President, Mel Lee, Board Member and Ms. Brenda Yee, Chief Executive Officer. The ceremony concluded with guided tours for hundreds of people from the community who eagerly awaited the pride of the new Patient Tower to open its doors.
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