Catholic Hospital could lose it's Catholic status

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Catholic Hospital could lose it's Catholic status
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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 2:03pm

http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2010/12/15/20101215phoenix-bishop-st-josephs-hospital.html

"Phoenix bishop warns St. Joseph's Hospital on health-care"

by Michael Clancy - Dec. 15, 2010 08:55 AM
The Arizona Republic

The Catholic bishop of Phoenix will strip St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center of its Catholic status on Friday if the hospital's parent company, Catholic Healthcare West, does not meet his demands to guarantee compliance with church teachings.

Three demands were contained in a Nov. 22 letter Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted sent to Lloyd Dean, president of Catholic Healthcare West. The bishop wants the hospital to give him more oversight of its practices to ensure it complies with Catholic health-care rules, provide education on those rules to medical staff and acknowledge that the bishop is correct in a dispute over a procedure the diocese says was an abortion."

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Gypsy

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Reading the article I kept thinking of South Park's Cartman yelling out "Respect my author-i-tay!"

So Olmsted is upset that the hospital thought that it was better that the mother live as opposed to both mother and child die?

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I agree. The patient does not, unfortunately, apparently come first, nor is given all the medical treatment options available, and full choice. Not my kind of hospital. :|


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Gypsy

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Sun, 12-19-2010 - 3:48pm

http://www.pressherald.com/life/religionandvalues/catholic-hospital-told-to-obey-rules_2010-12-18.html

"December 18
Catholic hospital told to obey rules

The Associated Press

PHOENIX - The bishop of the Phoenix Catholic Diocese has extended his deadline to a Phoenix hospital to comply with church teachings or lose its Catholic status. Bishop Thomas Olm-sted issued the demands in a letter to Catholic Healthcare West, the parent of St. Joseph's Hospital.

The diocese said Friday that Olmsted extended the deadline to Tuesday because of attempts to rectify the situation with St. Joseph's.

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Gypsy

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