Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) announced today that it has restructured its governance and changed its name to Dignity Health.

In the rapidly changing health care environment, this new name and structure position the entire organization for growth and success. Our mission, vision, and values remain the same, as does our commitment to providing the communities of the Central Coast with excellent care.

These changes will have no impact on the operations, policies, or mission of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Medical Center. Marian Medical Center will remain a Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Order of the Sisters of Saint Francis following the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and French Hospital Medical Center will remain non-Catholic hospitals, following the Statement of Common Values. Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Medical Center remain committed to the overall health of the Central Coast communities we are so privileged to serve.

About Dignity Health Central Coast (formerly Catholic Healthcare West)

The Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Medical Center. These three hospitals are made up of a team of more than 2,400 employees and more than 790 physicians. We are part of the Dignity Health system of 40 hospitals in California, Arizona and Nevada. It is our mission to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. For more information visit www.arroyograndehospital.org, www.frenchmedicalcenter.org or www.marianmedicalcenter.org

About Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West)

Dignity Health, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, provides integrated, patient and family centered care to more than five million people annually. It is the fifth largest health system in the country with nearly 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees across Arizona, California, and Nevada. Through its network of 115 ancillary care sites and 40 acute care hospitals, Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2011, Dignity Health provided more than $1.4 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.dignityhealth.org