DCHS Recognized by QUEST for Quality Patient Care

Hospitals in Premier, Inc. collaborative save $11.65 billion and 136,375 lives QUEST® members outpacing national averages for costs and mortality; reducing readmissions and harm  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 13, 2014) — Hospitals in Premier, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: PINC) QUEST®collaborative saved approximately $11.65 billion and avoided 136,375 deaths using the alliance’s proven methodology and integrated analytics to set new standards of healthcare excellence.  While national hospital …

Daughters of Charity Health System Seeks Buyer

LOS ALTOS HILLS, California – (January 13, 2014) – The Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) Board of Directors announced today its decision to solicit proposals from Catholic, public, non-profit and for-profit organizations to purchase DCHS hospitals individually or the health system in its entirety. This decision follows a lengthy process during which DCHS leadership carefully reviewed its options to preserve …

UCLA School of Law Receives Grant from W.M. Keck Foundation to Establish Medical-Legal Partnership Clinical Program

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 8, 2013 – UCLA School of Law has received a two-year, $225,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to establish an innovative Medical-Legal Partnership Clinical Program. The law school will collaborate with St. Francis and St. Vincent Medical Centers, members of the Daughters of Charity Health System, and Bet Tzedek Legal Services to increase legal services …

A Letter from Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, concerning new insurance coverage opportunities through the Affordable Care Act

As you are aware, millions of uninsured people will soon become eligible to sign up for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The Catholic Health Association (CHA) is a founding member of Enroll America, a coalition working to inform Americans about the new coverage opportunities becoming available. Starting in October, eligible people will be able to sign up …

St. Vincent Medical Center Opens Korean Pavilion To Serve Growing Korean Community’s Medical And Cultural Needs

LOS ANGELES  – March 21, 2013 – To meet the medical, cultural and communication needs of one of Los Angeles’ fastest growing demographic populations, Los Angeles’ oldest hospital, St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC), has opened the Korean Pavilion, a dedicated 30-bed unit for Korean-American patients. The hospital invites the media to tour the facility, meet with physicians and patients on …

Cardiac Health Screening and Educational Event

Cardiac Health Screening and Educational Event Free Screenings: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Carotid Screening and Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening Lecture: “Heart Disease Risk Factors – What you NEED to Know” Dr. Marc Girsky, Medical Director Electrophysiology Specialist “Save a Leg – Save a Life, Peripheral Vascular Disease” Dr. Harry Balian, Medical Director Peripheral Vascular Disease Specialist “Nutrition Strategies for …

DCHS Medical Foundation Expands Statewide, Announces New Affiliations

DCHS Medical Foundation Announces New Physician Affiliations in Northern and Southern California; Names Southern California Chapter Chief Operating Officer The DCHS Medical Foundation is expanding its footprint along the California coast. The DCHS Medical Foundation, a statewide medical foundation established by Daughters of Charity Health System and headquartered in San Jose, CA, was formed in April 2012. The Family Medicine …

Ascension Health Alliance and Daughters of Charity Health System Sign Affiliation Agreement

(St. Louis) December 21, 2012 – Ascension Health Alliance, the parent organization of Ascension Health, and Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS), a regional health system with 22 sites including six hospitals along the California coast, have signed an affiliation agreement. “We are pleased to be moving forward in our relationship with Ascension Health,” said Robert Issai, President and Chief …

St. Vincent Medical Center Named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association

Los Angeles, CA (October 23, 2012) – According to the American Heart Association (AHA), St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC) is an employer who goes “above and beyond” when it comes to its employees’ health. In honor of that distinction, St. Vincent Medical Center has received Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite status. In a letter announcing this award, Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association, …