SOURCE: Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West

December 24, 2009 13:15 ET

Catholic Healthcare West Applauds Passage of Senate Health Reform Bill

Attribute Statement to Lloyd H. Dean, President/CEO, Catholic Healthcare West

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 24, 2009) - "Throughout the past decade, Catholic Healthcare West has been a forceful advocate for national health care reform and universal health care. Everyone involved -- our elected leaders, health care stakeholders and everyday Americans -- recognizes that this effort has been a long, tough road. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the women and men of the United States Senate for their courageous and historic vote approving national health care legislation.

"As a hospital system that cares for a population spanning 20 million people, we know firsthand how important it is to reform our nation's health care system. We continue to recognize that this job is not yet completed and we urge the Congress and President Obama to continue their work until this task is complete."

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 41 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2009, CHW provided nearly $1.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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