The Story of Catholic Health Care: An 'America' archive

America has written many times on the large network of Catholic health care insitutions in the United States. In the early years, the magazine focused on the flourishing of hospitals like Sister Rose's Hawthorne's home for cancer patients. More recently, America has looked at the financial challenges facing Catholic institutions in a competitive secular environment. A selection of our coverage appears below.

"The Last Days of St. Vincent's," Kevin Clarke, June 7, 2010 

"A Time for Reform," Michael D. Place, August 17, 2009

"Then There Was One: The unraveling of Catholic health care in New York," Daniel P. Sulmasy, March 16, 2009

"Ministering to People with AIDS," George M. Anderson, June 23, 2003

"Caring for Health Care," John F. Kavanaugh, November 1, 1997

"An Abortion Alternative," James Gilhooey, November 13, 1982

"Good Samaritan Hospital: Selma, Alabama," Jerry De Muth, April 28, 1979

"Rose Hawthorne's Hospitals," November 22, 1930

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

“To the Bone,” which recently premiered on Netflix, tells the story of 20-year-old Ellen (Lily Collins), who is living with anorexia nervosa.
Karen RossJuly 21, 2017
The distinction between the disciplines of theological work and how these function in our common life is necessary.
What is it about habits and cassocks that capture the imagination of even secular audiences?
Ashley McKinlessJuly 21, 2017
Why Ron Hansen will never read the Gospels the same.
Ron HansenJuly 20, 2017