Why the Walgreens Providence Alliance is Very, Very Bad News

Recently the Seattle Times reported that nineteen groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, had signed a letter asking questions about a new deal under which Providence Health Systems would provide health services in Walgreen clinics. What was not included in that report is the fact that Walgreens recently announced that it is taking over read more…

When Catholic Bishops Act Like CEOs

According to the National Catholic Reporter, New Jersey’s Catholic bishops have weighed in “on a growing concern over a new health insurance plan introduced by the state’s largest insurer.” The full story is available here. Of course, what’s fascinating about this story is that the Bishops are weighing in on a business issue and seeking read more…

Dignity Health Faces Lawsuit Over Refusal to Perform Tubal Ligations

The Fresno Bee reports that Dignity Health, a Catholic health care ministry, is facing a lawsuit over its refusal to provide contraceptive surgeries. According to the article, the American Civil Liberties Union has written a letter stating that “Refusing to allow doctors to perform postpartum tubal ligations denies patients pregnancy-related care, and as such, constitutes read more…

Seattle Times: Washington Doesn’t Value Women’s Health Care Enough

Seattle Times editorial columnist Thanh Tan has written an important op-ed about the vulnerable state of women’s health care in Washington State.  Across the state, too few people understand that women are being denied appropriate care, even while actively miscarrying. As Tan writes: “The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington has documented situations where women suffering miscarriages read more…

PeaceHealth and Providence Join Forces

PeaceHealth and Providence have announced they’ve signed a letter of intent “to jointly develop innovative ways to provide health and wellness services in communities they serve.” The is the first major move by new PeaceHealth CEO Liz Dunne, who joined PeaceHealth from Providence.  Regulators have not yet weighed in, so it’s unknown whether the joint read more…

The Nation: Catholic Hospitals Deny Patients Death with Dignity

The Nation recently posted important new article on Death with Dignity and how Catholic health care ministries are denying terminally ill patients information and referrals for help.  Quoted are physicians from Oregon and Washington, including a physician who currently works at PeaceHealth. https://www.thenation.com/article/at-catholic-hospitals-a-right-to-life-but-not-a-right-to-death/