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 

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"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

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