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February 15, 2020  |  Volume 36, Number 3

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Change in SNAP rules will mean more adults could go hungry

By LISA EISENHAUER
The operators of St. Francis House Food Pantry are bracing for a surge in demand when a federal rule change takes effect April 1 that will cut off food assistance to hundreds of thousands of adults.
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Hospitals rally to ensure patients can vote in elections

Process isn't simple and the rules vary by state

By LISA EISENHAUER
Ensuring that patients hospitalized at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center can vote is no small task.
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Prisoners get mission-based care at rare locked unit in critical access hospital

By JULIE MINDA
WAUPUN, Wis. — The high-security, locked unit tucked away on the third floor of Waupun Memorial Hospital here is reserved for patients who are doing hard time. Most reside in one of the town's three prisons — two maximum and one minimum security state prison — or in the medium security state prison in nearby Fox Lake, Wisconsin.
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Podcast highlights the work of Catholic health during the AIDS epidemic

By MARY DELACH LEONARD
In an episode of the America Media podcast "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church," reporter Michael O'Loughlin visits a small memorial park at the former site of St. Vincent's Hospital in New York's Greenwich Village.
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Ministry hospitals care for the first coronavirus patients in the US

By DALE SINGER
When Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips explains how Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, treated the first patient in the U.S. to have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, three words came up often: abundance of caution.
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Civica Rx starts 2020 with 18 drugs in its supply chain, and more to come

Company helps prevent heparin supply disruption for members

By JULIE MINDA
About a year and a half since its launch, Civica Rx now has 18 generic drugs available to its member health systems and has plans to make 14 to 20 more available over the coming year. Within five years, the generic drug company says it expects to be offering 100-plus drugs to its members.
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