Patient says Dignity Health denied gender-transition care despite HHS rule

By Erica Teichert  |  August 30, 2016

A transgender man says a Dignity Health hospital allegedly canceled his hysterectomy a day before the scheduled operation because of the system's faith-based policies, according to local media reports. It's the latest challenge against the Catholic system's ethical and religious directives.

Video: A conversation with Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni

Video: A conversation with Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 16, 2016

In a conversation with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni explains how the Catholic system's business strategy aligns with its mission to care for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

Catholic Health Initiatives to divest health plan operations

By Bob Herman  |  June 30, 2016

Hospital system Catholic Health Initiatives' experiment with health insurance has hit the end of the road after a couple years of heavy losses. CHI is “exploring options to sell” its health plan subsidiary.

Nurse sues Dignity Health for refusing to cover gender-transition care

By Lisa Schencker  |  June 07, 2016

A Dignity Health nurse has become one of the first transgender people to file a lawsuit against his employer for refusing to cover gender transition-related care following recent HHS rules banning discrimination against transgender people.

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