The ACLU claims Trinity Health violates the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by refusing to terminate pregnancies for women suffering life-threatening complications.
Pope Francis pleaded for aid to “all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty.”
Pope Francis pleaded Thursday for aid to “all those people around us who are trapped in a cycle of poverty.” Catholic healthcare leaders heard the words as a call for them to do more.
In the first papal address to a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis on Thursday reminded lawmakers of the Golden Rule, and obliquely applied it to the Roman Catholic Church's stance against birth control and abortion.
Pope Francis will be visiting the city at the heart of American politics next week, but he is more likely to discuss the importance of leadership and how it can help the masses of people than to take positions on specific issues.
Pope Francis arrives in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday afternoon. During his visit he will stop at the White House and address Congress.
Elizabeth Dunne has been named president and CEO of Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth.
Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services and Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health System have signed a letter of intent to create a single organization, the two Catholic systems announced Friday.
Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni shrugs off pending and possible deals between large insurers. The system, he says, is preparing to take on risk itself for self-insured employers.
Ascension intends to sell two of its Pacific Northwest hospitals to for-profit Capella Healthcare.
Catholic Health Initiatives is still feeling the pinch from its rapid growth strategy, which has added costs faster than CHI can cut them through a systemwide restructuring initiative.
The pope issued a 184-page encyclical letter Tuesday urging citizens around the globe to address climate change. The leading voice for the nation's Catholic health systems said it's “pretty much inexcusable” for healthcare providers to not advocate for sustainability.