Sisters of Mercy
Daughters of Charity
The National Catholic Reporter has a story on the latest breaking news. READ ALL ABOUT IT BY PRESSING THIS TO THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER LINK.
An excerpt from the NCR article:
Daughter of Charity Sr. Carol Keehan, CHA president and CEO, said, “St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix has many programs that reach out to protect life. They had been confronted with a heartbreaking situation. They carefully evaluated the patient’s situation and correctly applied the ‘Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services’ to it, saving the only life that was possible to save.”
NCR received Keehan’s statement in an e-mail late Dec. 21. At the time it was not yet posted on the CHA Web site.
St. Joseph’s is run by the Sisters of Mercy and is part of San Francisco-based Catholic Healthcare West, a system of 41 hospitals, mainly Catholic, in Arizona, California and Nevada.
“Catholic Healthcare West and its system of hospitals are valued members of the Catholic Health Association,” Keehan said. “Their long and stellar history in the protection of life at all stages is well known.”
In a Web page responding to frequently asked questions about Olmsted’s Dec. 21 announcement that the hospital could no longer call itself Catholic, St. Joseph’s said, “At issue is whether St. Joseph’s acted correctly in terminating a pregnancy to save the mother’s life. St. Joseph’s and its parent company, Catholic Healthcare West, continue to stand by the decision, which was made in collaboration with the patient, her family, her caregivers and the hospital’s ethics committee.”
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