Catholic Healthcare West Responds to President Barack Obama`s Health Care Reform Speech

Wed Sep 9, 2009 9:00pm EDT

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Attribute to Lloyd H. Dean, President/CEO, Catholic Healthcare West
SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
"At CHW, we live everyday with the challenges President Obama outlined in his
speech tonight - we see the real life effects of our broken health care system.
The President has redefined the debate in a way that we can now bring a
conclusion to this process. America needs a reform plan that controls costs and
provides basic health care for the people in the country who don`t have it. Most
importantly, we fervently agree that doing nothing is not an option. Congress
and the President must act now." 

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is the eighth largest hospital system in the
nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California. Founded
in 1986, the CHW network of more than 10,000 physicians and approximately 53,000
employees serves a population spanning 22 million people at 41 hospitals across
California, Arizona, and Nevada. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate,
high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor
and underserved. In 2008, CHW provided $967 million in charity care, community
benefits, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our
website at 

Catholic Healthcare West
Tricia Griffin, 415-438-5524 

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