Imagine all of the Federal buildings in Washington collapsing in less than a minute killing 30-40% of our government workforce, crippling the tax collection system leaving the government no money to pay salaries or overhead.
During such tough economic times, the only way many organizations like hospitals will survive is by teaming up with others to create more sustainable institutions. In 2010, mergers and partnerships continue to play an important role in shaping the health care landscape.
By challenging this longstanding system of benign neglect, bishops and zealots may believe they will achieve ideological purity. What they are actually doing is jeopardizing Catholic hospitals and public health.