Catholic health care model with pro-life principles is coming to the United States
In October of 2009, the administration of the Italian Casa established by St. Padre Pio entered into formal agreements with the administration of Catholic Healthcare International (CHI) to bring the Casa model to the United States. There will also be a partnership with the Christ Medicus Foundation to include a National Center for Public Policy on-site.
In early 2020, Catholic Healthcare International announced that it is actively moving forward with plans to break ground in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. According to the CHI website, the Casa USA has a three pillar vision:
- A medical school faithful to the teachings of the Catholic faith, to be called the School for the Relief of Suffering;
- A Casa USA hospital
- A Catholic physician practice network.
The Christ Medicus Foundation is excited to be part this new initiative, and looks forward to partnering with CHI and Casa USA.