Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 30, 2013

Benedictine Health Center plans new look for elder care

Ground will be broken in late August or early September for an $11.2 million addition to the Benedictine Health Center in Duluth that also will introduce a new concept in elder care to the Northland. (more…)

July 30, 2013

CentraCare Health names regional hospitals president

CentraCare Health has named Craig Broman as President of Regional Hospitals, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He will continue as St. Cloud Hospital President, a job he has held since December 2002.

In his new position, Broman will work to coordinate and enhance the operations of the CentraCare hospitals in Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello and Sauk Centre.  Broman has extensive experience with regional systems in the western United States, where he led hospitals, clinics and nursing homes from 1980 until 2002.   Until January, responsibility for the regional hospitals will remain with Jim Davis, CentraCare’s vice president corporate services, who will retire at year-end. (more…)

July 11, 2013

HHS Final Rule Still Requires Action in Congress, By Courts, Says Cardinal Dolan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ final rule on its mandate that requires employee health insurance for contraceptives, including abortion-causing drugs, and female sterilization does not appear, on first analysis, to eliminate “the need to continue defending our rights in Congress and the courts,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan ofNew York said July 3.

Cardinal Dolan issued the statement, after reviewing the ruling HHS made public June 28. (more…)

July 11, 2013

Keehan Responds to HHS Final Rules

Attached is an overview of the final rules governing the HHS contraception mandate. The document issued on June 28, 2013, is 110 pages. The first 82 pages are responses to the comments received during the official comment period.  (more…)

July 3, 2013

Religious Coalition for Conscience Protection to Address HHS Mandate

A group of national religious leaders and scholars, including Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and Russell D. Moore of the Ethical and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, will release an open letter calling for religious freedom in light of the finalized Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, July 2, during a 2 p.m. EST media conference.

The leaders will call HHS to expand conscience protections to cover any organization or individual that has religious or moral objectives to covering, providing or enabling access to the mandated drugs and services. They will also ask Congress to take measures to prevent future breaches of religious freedom. (more…)

July 3, 2013

U.S. Bishops Want to Give ‘Careful Analysis” to HHS Final Rules

The final rules issued June 28 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services implementing its mandate that employers provide coverage of contraceptives “will require more careful analysis,” New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in a statement.

The cardinal, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the 110-page ruling is “long and complex” and the bishops will “provide a fuller statement when that analysis is complete.” (more…)