Catholic hospitals, are mergers the way to go?

May 2014
Linacre Quarterly;May2014, Vol. 81 Issue 2, p107
The author reflects on the mergers of Catholic hospitals with non-Catholic entities, focusing on the challenges associated to the Catholic hospitals identity and their corporate relationships. He discusses Catholic hospitals as spiritual witnesses and/or business resources for pastors, patients and staff, providing examples of Catholic hospital involved in mergers in Chicago, Illinois. He mentions the erosion of Catholic medical ethical guidelines as one of the problems caused by the mergers.


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