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Dominican Hospital parent weighing change in malpractice coverage
Santa Cruz Sentinel

An increase in malpractice insurance coverage is under review by Dominican Hospital’s parent, Catholic Healthcare West, sparking concerns among doctors locally and across the state.

The review comes as hospitals nationwide face pressures to cut costs.

Catholic Healthcare West is the largest hospital company on the West Coast, with 40 locations, so a change in its policy could set a precedent and have far-reaching consequences, doctors say.