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public juridic person in action, The

public juridic person in action, The Stephens, Bob An Interview with Sr. June L. Ketterer, SGM, and David R. Lincoln of Covenant Health Systems In its January-February 1996 issue, Health Progress published an article (Nancy Mulvihill, “Public Juridic Person Ensures Catholic Presence,” pp. 25-27) describing the process whereby the United States St. Joseph Province of […]

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A promising form of consolidation

A promising form of consolidation Zuckerman, Alan M Consolidation has been the modus operandi for the healthcare industry in the 1990s, as hospitals, physicians, and other providers have responded, albeit cautiously, to economic pressures and excess capacity. While many permanent combinations have occurred, quite a few collaborative efforts have culminated in something short of a […]

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Personal Assistance: The Future of Home Care

Personal Assistance: The Future of Home Care Personal Assistance: The Future of Home Care Robert Morris, Francis G. Caro, and John E. Hansan, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1998, 184 pp., $48 (hardcover), $18.95 (paperback) An aging population, changing family structures, and rising healthcare costs have combined to require fresh thinking about long-term care. The […]

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Toward a Theology of Sponsorship

Toward a Theology of Sponsorship Place, Fr Michael D In 1988, the Commission on Catholic Health Care Ministry issued its landmark report, Catholic Health Ministry: A New Vision for a New Century. As part of that report, the commission articulated a “Vision for the Future” that had several components. One of them was sponsorship. The […]

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Returning to revenue growth

Returning to revenue growth Zuckerman, Alan M Words such as turbulent, volatile, and chaotic have all been used to describe the last decade for health care, but the past few years have been particularly difficult for nearly all health care organizations. With few exceptions, financial performance plummeted as a result of three key factors: * […]

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Compassion’s Way: A Doctor’s Quest into the Soul of Medicine

Compassion’s Way: A Doctor’s Quest into the Soul of Medicine Barron, Margaret Compassion’s Way: A Doctor’s Quest into the Soul of Medicine Ralph Crawshaw______________ Medi-Ed Press, Bloomington, IL, 2002, 648 pp., $38.50 WHEN I WAS ASKED TO WRITE THIS, MY very first book review, I did not know that the book’s author was a professional […]

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A Poor Handmaid’s Tale

A Poor Handmaid’s Tale Burnside, Gordon Sr. Stephen Bae,geman Sees Catholic Healthcare Bringing Equality to Church Life r. Stephen Brueggeman, PHJC, who was given CHA’s 1997 Concilia Moran Award for her many exemplary years of service to Catholic healthcare, was in the beginning reluctant to enter the religious life. “I was afraid it would be […]

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The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan

Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan O’Rourke, Fr Kevin William H. Colby Hay House, Carlsbad, CA, 415 pp., 2002, $27.95 NANCY BETH CRUZAN WAS INJURED seriously in a one-car accident on January 11, 1983, on an isolated country road in southwest Missouri. Arriving early at the accident scene, Dale Lappin and his father George […]

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WHO CARES ABOUT ETHICS?

WHO CARES ABOUT ETHICS? McConnaha, Scott A Five Ethicists and Five Executives Discuss the Importance of Ethical Guidance in Catholic Health Care Today Ethical considerations in health care are as varied as the many facets of health care itself. And as science and medicine evolve, ethics follows directly behind, making sure the right questions get […]

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“GOOD HELP” IN ST. PETERSBURG

“GOOD HELP” IN ST. PETERSBURG Stovall, Sr Carol E Thank you. Through this course in assistant nursing you have given us a valuable tool that allows us not just to exercise an occupation in this country, but also to serve, kelp, and touch the lives of many people who need us due to their ailments […]