Emotional distress cannot be used to challenge Catholic health directives and providers' refusal to conduct abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
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.
The not-for-profit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said.
Dignity's motion filed last month in response to the closely watched suit—one of the first of its kind in the country—says Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not cover transgender status as a protected classification.
Dignity Health has answered a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by a transgender nurse by arguing that civil rights law does not require its self-insured employer health plan to cover gender reassignment-related care.
A federal appeals court determined on Tuesday that Dignity Health's employee pension plan must comply with federal protections for workers despite the system's faith-based background.
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.
'We need a healthcare policy in this country. We don't have one. We have a healthcare financing policy'
Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner recently asked Ascension CEO Anthony Tersigni about the steps they've taken to reduce the financial burden for low-income people when they access the healthcare system and other major issues affecting the sprawling system's operations.
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.
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.
Sean Conlon has been named managing director and head of a new healthcare initiative at Bank of the West's commercial banking group based in Los Angeles.
California's largest medical association is joining the fight against Dignity Health over its refusal to allow a woman to get her tubes tied during a cesarean section.