Urge to merge

Daughters of Charity want to join Ascension Health The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, a women’s religious order that operates six California hospitals from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, has decided to merge its health system with Ascension Health Alliance, the largest Catholic healthcare conglomerate in the U.S. The Daughters of Charity Health System, … [Read more...]

Will they still be ‘Catholic’ hospitals?

Bishop writes his flock about CHW name change The following is a Feb. 14 letter by Monterey Bishop Richard Garcia about how the dissolution of Catholic Healthcare West will affect Catholic hospitals in his diocese. My dear Brothers and Sisters: As you probably heard, the Board of Directors of Catholic Healthcare West made the decision to change its name to Dignity … [Read more...]

“Not an official ministry”

Catholic Healthcare West cuts ties with Church Catholic Healthcare West, the multi-billion-dollar hospital conglomerate based in San Francisco that operates institutions in California, Arizona and Nevada, is shedding its Catholic name -- apparently in the interest of profit. The conglomerate announced yesterday it was changing its name to Dignity Health and would no … [Read more...]