UCSF Planned Partnership With Catholic-Based Dignity Health Criticized By LGBTQ CommunityA proposed partnership between UC San Francisco and a Catholic Church-affiliated health provider is generating a backlash among the LGBTQ community and supporters.
Transgender Man Sues Dignity Health For Excluding Coverage Of Sex Reassignment SurgeryA transgender man trying to attain sex reassignment surgery filed a civil rights complaint Monday against his employer, Dignity Health, for allegedly depriving him of medical care for gender dysphoria.
Dignity Health Pays $5.9M To Settle False Claims Act AllegationsSan Francisco-based Dignity Health settled for $5.9 million over False Claims Act allegations related to implantation of cardiac devices.
NorCal Catholic Hospital To Allow Tubal Ligation After Lawsuit ThreatA threat of a lawsuit has led to an about-face by a Catholic-affiliated hospital in Northern California which had refused to perform a sterilization procedure on a woman as requested by her doctor, citing religious principles.
NorCal Catholic Hospital's Refusal To Sterilize Woman Could Bring Statewide Legal ResponseA Northern California hospital's refusal to sterilize a woman because it violates Catholic principles could be challenged in court in a case with broad impacts for other religious-based hospitals across the state.
Catholic Healthcare West Cuts Official Church TiesA major Catholic hospital chain has severed its official ties with the Roman Catholic Church as it seeks to maintain an unusual business model that includes both Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals.