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Catholic Healthcare West restructures governance and changes name

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Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the parent organization of Saint Mary’s Reno, announced today that it has restructured its governance and changed its name to Dignity Health.

In the rapidly changing health care environment, this new name and structure position the entire organization for growth and success. Saint Mary’s mission, vision, and values remain the same, as does its commitment to providing excellent health care to the northern Nevada community.

Dignity Health’s changes have no impact on the operations, policies or mission of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. This restructuring is not a change in ownership for Saint Mary’s, nor is it a sale. Saint Mary’s remains a Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, following the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, and committed to the overall health of the community it serves.

Dignity Health, with support from the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is continuing to explore options that will help preserve the availability of high-quality care, as well as consumer and physician choice in hospitals, in northern Nevada.

About Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare. A member of Dignity Health, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, visit our website at www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West)

Dignity Health, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, provides integrated, patient and family centered care to more than five million people annually. It is the fifth-largest health system in the country with nearly 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees across Arizona, California, and Nevada. Through its network of 115 ancillary care sites and 40 acute care hospitals, Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2011, Dignity Health provided more than $1.4 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org.

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