Washington Hospital Policies Decoded – Master List Updated as of April 1

WAhospitalpolicies is an Excel file that summarizes hospital policies submitted to the Washington Department of Health.  You can view this as an HTML table here. Wherever possible, I’ve also researched applicable policies on hospital web sites in order to determine what services are available.  You can also check for the latest updates directly at the DOH read more…

Military Families in WA Soon Will Pay More for Non-Catholic Care

Recently Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) and Providence Health Services announced that they would affiliate.  Here’s a link to the PacMed/Providence spin on the deal. PacMed, which operates nine medical clinics around the Puget Sound area, provides care for military members and their families under a contract with Tricare, a military insurance program run by the read more…

New “Morals” Clauses in Catholic Contracts – Now You Can Be Fired for Supporting Your Friends

“Mike Moroski is a former English teacher who lost his job at Purcell Marian High School after posting his support of same-sex marriage on his blog.”  For more:  Archdiocese of Cincinnati Expands Moral Clause in Teacher Contracts  In the wake of the firing of an openly gay vice principal at Eastside Catholic in Washington State, read more…

My Rebuttal to the Catholic Health Association about the San Juan Island Case

The Catholic Health Association recently posted a column defending the unConstitutional subsidy agreement between PeaceHealth, owners and operators of the new medical center/hospital on San Juan Island, and the local public hospital taxing district.  As a San Juan Island property owner, I pay taxes that directly support PeaceHealth, which describes itself as a Catholic health care read more…

U.S. Government Pays Hospital CEO Millions to Deny Women Lifesaving Care

Recently, Judith Persichilli, interim president and CEO of the newly merged Catholic Health East – Trinty Health said that government payers supply 60-65% of all funding for the $13.3 billion Catholic health care ministry she oversees.  According to the latest 990 for Catholic Health East (CHE), Persichilli made $3,890,553 in 2012, the year before a merger combining read more…