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Deal between Summa, Catholic Health Partners restructured
Cleveland Diocese turns down partnership because of Summa's continued contraception, abortion practices
by WKSU's AMANDA RABINOWITZ
and LAUREN SCHMOLL


Morning Edition Host
Amanda Rabinowitz
 

A plan that would have joined Summa Health Systems and Catholic Health Partners in Cincinnati is being restructured.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Catholic Diocese in Cleveland turned down the terms of the original partnership, in which Summa Health Systems would have sold a minority share in its $1.6 billion operation to Catholic Health of Cincinnati. Bishop Richard Lennon cites Summa’s publicly stated plans to continue providing birth control, sterilization and medically-necessary abortions.

Catholic Health Partners tells the Beacon Journal it will have another agency, HealthSpan Partners, complete the deal. It’s a secular subsidiary of Catholic Health that does not require approval of the diocese for partnering with non-religious groups. The 10-year agreement would give HealthSpan a 30 percent stake in Summa for $250 million. Summa began its search for a larger non-profit partner last July in order to prepare for changes as part of the Affordable Care Act.


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