Trans boycott threat scares away Dignity Health
Hospital attacked for not doing gender-change surgery

Broadway theater group brought Spamalot to Sacramento in 2010 (Photo by Charr Crail) Dignity Health announced that it has withdrawn from a sponsorship deal to put its name on Broadway Sacramento’s popular theater-in-the-round on H Street, bowing to concerns

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Archbishop Cordileone approves merger of Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives
No abortions, in-vitro, assisted suicide. Sterilization income goes to charity.

From Dignity Health website San Francisco-based Dignity Health (a secular institution with Catholic roots) and Catholic Health Initiatives, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., combined Feb. 1 into the nation’s second largest private health care provider, CommonSpirit. Lidia Wasowicz

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2019-10-23T16:47:58-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |5 Comments

UCSF Medical Center abandons plans to affiliate with Dignity Health

UCSF Medical Center officials said Tuesday they no longer would pursue a formal affiliation with Dignity Health, a large Catholic health care system that restricts care on the basis of religious doctrine. The decision follows months of heated protest from hundreds

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2019-05-29T10:37:14-07:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: |5 Comments

Proposed Catholic hospital mega-merger assessed by Church officials

Catholic ethics and church law must be at the center of a merger of two major Catholic health care systems that, if approved, will create the largest non-profit health system in the country, an archdiocesan official says. Denver-based Catholic Health

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Supreme court exempts church-affiliated hospitals from pension law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that church-affiliated hospital systems do not have to comply with a federal law governing employee pensions, overturning lower court decisions that could have cost the hospitals billions of dollars. The court ruled 8-0

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2017-06-06T09:48:16-07:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Evan Minton sues Mercy hospital in Carmichael for refusing hysterectomy

The following comes from an Apr. 20 story in the Sacramento Bee. More than seven months after a Dignity Health hospital refused a hysterectomy to a Sacramento-area transgender patient, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Wednesday on his

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2017-04-20T17:07:58-07:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |14 Comments

Mercy Medical wins sterilization lawsuit

The following comes from a January 5 Action News Now article: A San Francisco Superior Court Judge denied a motion Tuesday brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Catholic-affiliated medical group, Dignity Health. Dignity Health, which operates Mercy Medical Center

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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:

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2012-04-01T18:06:55-07:00February 27th, 2012|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments