Robert Issai: Prime is far and away best candidate to buy Daughters of Charity hospitals – Mercury News

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It’s beyond comprehension how the Mercury News could advocate for the potential closure of six vital community hospitals in California and the loss of pension and health benefits of 16,000 union and non-union workers. But that is essentially what it called for in its ill-considered editorial urging the state Attorney General to reject the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) to Prime Healthcare.

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Daughters of Charity Health System Announces Sale to Prime Healthcare

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Landmark Sale Given Final Approval by Local Hospital Boards

(Los Altos Hills, CA – Oct. 10) – After a thorough and rigorous review process, the Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) Board of Directors has approved the sale of its six California hospitals and medical foundation to Prime Healthcare Services and Prime Healthcare Foundation (Prime Healthcare) of Ontario, CA., thus ensuring that the hospitals continue to provide essential health services in their communities. Continue reading

Letter from Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, concerning the ACA

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As you are aware, millions of uninsured people will soon become eligible to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is a founding member of Enroll America, a coalition working to inform Americans about the new coverage opportunities becoming available. Starting in October, eligible people will be able to sign up for insurance benefits that become effective in January 2014. Continue reading