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Catholic hospital groups look to link with others
San Francisco Business Times

The Bay Area’s Catholics are on the move, though in different directions and for different reasons. Daughters of Charity Health System, based in Los Altos Hills, last week signed a preliminary agreement to affiliate with Ascension Health Alliance, a much larger Catholic system based in St. Louis. Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West, in late January changed its name and loosened its affiliation with the Church and its sponsoring religious orders. It now plans to expand dramatically, acquiring Catholic and non-Catholic facilities nationwide.