January-February 1998
Volume 79, Number 1

Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt prognosticates on the future of Catholic healthcare in light of America's political and social realities.

Through its innovative Urban and Community Health division, St. John Health System, Detroit, makes improving community health status an explicit strategy.

Donald A. Brennan argues that Catholic healthcare can bring out managed care's potential as the ministry works as a force for systemic change.

The Professional Mentor Program of Supportive Care of the Dying: A Coalition for Compassionate Care will help train healthcare professionals in end-of-life issues.

An initiative sponsored by Sisters of Mercy organizations Mercy Housing, Inc., and McAuley Institute keeps its eye on the big picture as it builds broad-based collaboratives that address community needs.

Catholic Health Initiatives has developed an unprecedented governance model to carry it into the twenty-first century.

Ancilla Systems, Hobart, IN, developed a survey mechanism for tracking quality and outcomes.

In San Francisco, SchoolCare provides healthcare services to inner-city children; in Oklahoma City, Holy Family Home offers a home and hope to unwed, pregnant teenagers.