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Dignity Health considers joint venture with San Francisco teaching hospital

Dignity Health considers joint venture with San Francisco teaching hospital

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 21, 2016

Dignity has entered talks with an academic medical center while still negotiating a possible mega-merger with Catholic Health Initiatives. Dignity's operating performance swung to a $30.8 million gain in the most recent quarter from a $47.5 million loss a year ago.

Ascension partners with Lyft to ease patient transportation

Ascension partners with Lyft to ease patient transportation

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 20, 2016

The Catholic health system will work with Lyft to ensure that a ride is always available for patients. Ascension is the first major hospital company to engage Lyft, which is rolling out a non-emergency medical transportation business across the country.

Ascension CEO Tersigni prepares to meet Trump transition team

Ascension CEO Tersigni prepares to meet Trump transition team

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 05, 2016

Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni is planning to meet this week with President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to give input on healthcare reform. As head of the nation's largest not-for-profit hospital company, Tersigni has used his visibility to advocate for access to affordable care.

Data Points for Oct. 24, 2016

Data Points for Oct. 24, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 22, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 24, 2016, covered the following topics: Faith-based hospitals, Roman Catholic hospitals and quality at Catholic hospitals.

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.

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