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an interesting health-care connection

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Dec 23, 2010

Were you surprised when the Catholic Health Association (CHA) came to the aid of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), rather than Bishop Thomas Olmsted, in the dispute over ethical standards at St. Joseph’s Hospital? You shouldn’t have been. 

The CHA has a track record for disagreements with Catholic bishops, most notably on the issue of Obamacare. But in this case there’s another important factor. Lloyd Dean, the president of Catholic Healthcare West, is also a member of the board, and of the 8-member executive committee, of the CHA.

Thus the man who helps set the standards for CHW—standards which Bishop Olmsted found conspicuously wanting—is helping to set the standards for the CHA. So it’s not surprising that the CHA is perfectly satisfied with the CHW, even if the bishop isn’t. 

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