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UCSF’s proposal to expand partnership with Dignity Health faces new critique
San Francisco Chronicle

As UCSF seeks to expand its partnership with a Catholic hospital chain, a national civil rights group says the affiliation violates the First Amendment’s prohibition against government endorsement of religion.

The admonition from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, sent to UCSF and the University of California regents Monday, comes three weeks after 1,500 doctors and hospital employees signed a petition demanding that UC sever ties with Dignity Health, which operates religious hospitals around the state.