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The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) welcomes media inquiries regarding health care issues and the Catholic health ministry. This newsroom contains the latest news and information about CHA and the Catholic health ministry. For specific media assistance, please contact Brian Reardon, Vice President, Communications and Marketing.

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Statement on Ending DACA

Statement by Sister Carol Keehan, DC, President & Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)

September 6, 2017 – The recent decision by the Administration to repeal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is unjust and immoral. More than 800,000 young people, who are currently contributing to America’s communities and economy, are at risk of being ripped away from their families and subject to deportation. Some of these Dreamers have studied and worked hard to become caregivers and team members in Catholic health organizations across the country. They are part of the fabric that makes this country great.

The principles of our founders stress a commitment to justice and the dignity of every human being. We hope that Congress will operate with those same principles and act swiftly to protect these young individuals before the DACA program terminates in six months. This is very unfair to these hardworking young people and our entire country will be the loser if it is not reversed.

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The Catholic Health Association of the United States is the national leadership organization of the Catholic health ministry, representing the largest not-for-profit provider of health care services in the nation.

  • 1 in 6 patients in the U.S. is cared for in a Catholic hospital each day.
  • Catholic health care, comprised of more than 2,200 hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, systems, sponsors, and related organizations, serves the full continuum of health care across our nation.

Catholic Health Care in the United States

Updated January 2018


CHA advances the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities. Comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,600 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, the Catholic health ministry is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation. Every day, one in six patients in the U.S. is cared for in a Catholic hospital.

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