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Catholic Hospital Mega-Merger Includes Reproductive Health-Care Safeguards in California


California regulators laid out a series of requirements to protect reproductive health care in the state before approving the creation of the largest Catholic health system in the United States on the day before Thanksgiving.

The move puts Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health on track to merge by the end of the year into the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, CommonSpirit Health, with 140 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states, including 31 hospitals in California alone.

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