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Catholic Church and health care

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest non-government provider of health care services in the world. It has around 18.000 clinics, 16.000 homes for the elderly and those with special needs, and 5.500 hospitals, with 65 percent of them located in developing countries. In 2010, the Churchs Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers said that the Church manages 26% of the worlds health care facilities. The Churchs involvement in health care has ancient origins. Jesus Christ, whom the Church holds as its founder, instructed his followers to heal the sick. The early Chris ...

Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers

The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Health Care Workers was set up on 11 February 1985 by Pope John Paul II who reformed the Pontifical Commission for the Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers into its new form in 1988. It was part of the Roman Curia. Effective 1 January 2017, the work of the Council was assumed by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Ascension (company)

Ascension is the largest Catholic health system in the world and the largest non-profit health system in the United States with facilities in 23 states and the District of Columbia. It is a faith-based collaboration of hospitals, medical practices, and innovators that shares best practices and the objective of developing healthier communities throughout the United States by community outreach and researching means of reducing the cost of healthcare. The organization is headquartered within Greater St. Louis in the northwestern suburb of Edmundson, Missouri. In its fiscal year ending 30 Jun ...

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

The Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine is one of the nine podiatric medical schools in the United States. It is located in Miami Shores, Florida. The school was founded in 1985 as the first podiatric medical college to be part of a university. It is one of several schools of Barry University. Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine has graduated more than 1000 podiatric physicians since its inception in 1985. The Center for Community Health and Minority Medicine, the first of several medical sciences facilities for the Doctor in Podiatry and Physician Assistant Master stud ...

Catholic Health

Catholic Health is a non-profit comprehensive healthcare system formed in 1998 under religious sponsors in Western New York, United States. The organization provides health services through their hospitals, primary care centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities and other programs. The system brings together more than 9.000 associates and 1.300 physicians to the Western New York market.