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Dignity Health Mourns Passing of Senator John McCain


San Francisco, CA – Aug. 27, 2018 – Dignity Health joins the nation in mourning the passing of Senator John McCain and celebrating his remarkable life dedicated to the advancement of our country. He was a courageous leader who spoke out against some of the most divisive issues that have gripped our country.

“When I think of great Americans, Senator John McCain is among the best,” said Lloyd Dean, President and CEO of Dignity Health. “I have long admired his courage to stand up for beliefs that were driven by his values. His deciding vote to protect the health care of millions of Americans will be the indelible image I will never forget. He was a patriot, a military hero, and on that day, a hero for everyone.”

Senator McCain was a true public servant who left his mark on the nation. In his home state of Arizona, he was a powerful voice protecting Medicaid for underserved communities treated by Dignity Health caregivers. His dedication to bringing people together—from all perspectives—is a model for all, demonstrating the power and importance of collaboration.

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health is one of the nation's largest health care systems. As of June 30, 2017, Dignity Health operated more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging and surgery centers, home health, and primary care clinics through its network of more than 10,000 physicians and 60,000 employees. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In its fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, Dignity Health provided $2.6 billion in charitable care and services. More information on Dignity Health is available at www.dignityhealth.org.

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Joann Wardrip
Dignity Health
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