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UCSF Scraps Proposed Deal with Dignity Health

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University of California had been seeking a deal with Dignity Health, a Catholic hospital chain that restricts patient care and discriminates based on religion. But, you, our supporters, rallied, signed petitions, testified, and spoke out, making the strong possible case for our shared values of equal access to evidence-based health care for everyone, everywhere. And it worked: in response to intensifying pressure from UCSF students and faculty, policymakers, and reproductive justice and LGBTQ advocates, the UCSF Chancellor and the President and CEO of UCSF Health announced that they will not continue to pursue expanded affiliation with Catholic hospital system Dignity Health “as it had been envisioned.” You can share about this victory on Facebook here, retweet it here, or tag a friend on Instagram.


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June 3, 2019: All Care Everywhere - California Democrats pass resolution opposing affiliations between public hospitals and religious organizations

June 2, 2019:  SF Chronicle - California Democrats endorse 14 policy goals ahead of 2020

May 28, 2019: ACLU - In response to intensifying pressure from UCSF students and faculty, policymakers, and reproductive justice and LGBTQ advocates, the UCSF Chancellor and the President and CEO of UCSF Health today announced that they will not continue to pursue expanded affiliation with Catholic hospital system Dignity Health “as it had been envisioned.” Read the press release here

See also coverage in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Kaiser Health News.

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Proposed Merger Between St. Joseph Health and Adventist

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St. Joseph, a Catholic healthcare system, plans to merge with Adventist Health, a Protestant Christian hospital system, in Northern California. Both hospital chains already impose religious restrictions on patient care and the merger would make this problem worse, by creating a stronger combined entity that will likely adopt the most-restrictive Catholic rules, denying essential care across six California counties.

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