June 15, 2019  |  Volume 35, Number 11

Sr Carol, Sr Mary & Pope Francis

Sr. Carol led CHA through historic changes in US health policy, health ministry

By JUDITH VANDEWATER

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The months and weeks leading up to the March 2010 enactment of the Affordable Care Act were fraught with hyperpartisan politics. The stakes were enormous — the legislation would usher in the biggest reset in health care finance in almost 50 years. 
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Health systems step up training to make childbirth safer in US

By KEN LEISER
The United States is one of the most dangerous places in the developed world to deliver a baby. More than 700 women die each year in the U.S. because of pregnancy-related complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Barrow researchers bring artificial intelligence to bear on ALS

By KEN LEISER
Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix are using artificial intelligence to better understand the origins and potential treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.
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South Florida's Holy Cross gets kids reading, sets stage for success

By JULIE MINDA
Research shows that childhood literacy correlates with academic and career success and with improved health and well-being, even into adulthood.
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AMITA crowns chapel restoration with art glass windows

By KATHLEEN NELSON

AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago recently completed restoration of its chapel with the installation of seven art glass windows depicting images of healing from scripture. 
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Ministry hospitals use MDsave platform to offer price transparency

On platform, patients can compare costs, purchase vouchers for services
By JULIE MINDA
Despite a push by patients, patient advocates and government agencies for greater transparency and affordability when it comes to the prices of health care services, consumers continue to find pricing very difficult to understand; and they say costs are too high, according to polling.
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Providence Tarzana to enter joint venture with Cedars-Sinai

Providence St. Joseph Health of Renton, Wash., and Cedars-Sinai of Los Angeles plan to enter into a joint venture this summer with the goal of improving access to medical care and specialized services in the Tarzana, Calif., area. Tarzana is about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
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