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Daughters of Charity Release New Ad Campaign as Support for Sale Swells

January 23, 2015

Support for the sale of Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) hospitals to Prime Healthcare continues to pour in from across the state as the Attorney General weighs the overwhelmingly positive testimony from members of the hospital community, patients, doctors and nurses urging approval of the transaction.

More than 36,000 signatures on petitions and letters have been submitted to the Attorney General so far, and more continue to be received every day. A recent analysis of Attorney General- sponsored public hearings across the state found that testimony favoring the sale outnumbered opposition by nearly 3-to-1.

“Ninety-nine percent of our physicians enthusiastically support the sale of the DCHS hospitals to Prime,” noted Robert Issai, DCHS President and CEO. “Additionally, 86 percent of the DCHS employees who testified before the Attorney General urged her to approve the sale. I’m proud of our employees for seeing through the falsehoods being spread by those who fail to understand the importance of our sale to Prime.”

Attorney General Kamala Harris, who has legal authority over transactions involving nonprofits, is expected to rule on the sale in coming weeks. Among the other findings of the testimony analysis:

  • 928 people testified over five days of hearings
  • Nearly 60 percent of the testimony from elected officials or their representatives, as well as from local community groups, supported the sale to Prime.
  • 99 percent of the 105 DCHS physicians who testified supported the sale to Prime
  • 81 percent of the nurses who testified urged the Attorney General to approve the sale.

To read the entire press release from DCHS, including the rapidly expanding list of support from organizations across the state, click here.

In addition to the support received at public hearings, Daughters of Charity Health System (DCHS) released a powerful ad campaign highlighting what’s truly at stake in the debate over the fate of their six community hospitals.

The ads can be watched below: