Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Bill Cox

Bill Cox

Professional Background:

Bill Cox is president and CEO of the Alliance of Catholic Health Care - a statewide forum in which Catholic healthcare leaders collaborate to optimize opportunities for ministry success in advocacy, leadership formation, ethics and church relationships. The Alliance’s membership is comprised of three Catholic health systems and three independent hospitals, which operate 48 Catholic and community‐based affiliated hospitals throughout California.

In 2002, Bill helped found the Ministry Leadership Center, whose purpose is to offer an experience-based theological and spiritual formation for senior managers. He continues to exercise national as well as statewide leadership in Catholic healthcare, serving as board chair of Providence Hospital in Washington, DC, and as a member of the Alliance for Advancing Not-For-Profit Healthcare. Bill is a lay member of the United States Catholic Conference's Doctrine Committee's Subcommittee on Health Care, and the California Catholic Conference's Committee on Religious Liberty. In 2012, he accepted an appointment to Providence Ministries, which oversees Providence Health and Services.


B.A. in Government and Political Theory from the University of Notre Dame

Point Of Interest:

As an apostolate, Bill insists that Catholic healthcare must manifest a preferential option for the poor and must emphasize the dignity of the person as defining characteristics: “For patients, the Catholic approach to healthcare can mean the difference between an experience of hope and healing and an experience of isolating, mechanistic cure.” Bill has enabled Catholic healthcare systems to develop and adopt a statewide model policy on hospital billing and collection practices for low income patients, enabled Catholic healthcare systems to develop a model policy on statewide healthcare reform and has helped to defeat legislation that would have required Catholic hospitals to provide services inconsistent with Catholic moral teaching.

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