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Diocese of Phoenix Clarifies Status of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as a Catholic Hospital

PHOENIX (Oct. 20, 2012) — The Diocese of Phoenix issued the following statement today regarding Mercy Gilbert Medical Center:

Contrary to reports in the media, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center has not been stripped of its Catholic status. The hospital is in the process of renewing its status and ensuring its compliance with the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. This renewal process was necessary following the corporate reorganization of its parent company in January.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix was established Dec. 2, 1969, by Pope Paul VI. Led by The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 820,000 Catholics call this diverse, vibrant and faith-filled diocese their home.

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