Dignity Health is made up of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California. Dignity Health is an integrated health care organization with a faith-based heritage; telemedicine plays a large role in bringing the latest, high quality care to the diverse patients and communities it serves. The Dignity Heath Telemedicine Network (formerly the Mercy Telehealth Network) began in 2008 in the Northern California Sacramento service area, thanks to a generous charitable contribution from the Elliot Family Foundation. The Dignity Health Telehealth Network (DHTN) supports 40 hospitals across a large geographic region in California, Arizona, and Nevada. The guiding principle of the DHTN is that every patient deserves high quality care regardless of their location. DHTN services cover acute care, advanced clinical care and long term care, as well as transitional and home based care.