Catholic Healthcare West, San Francisco, is searching for alternatives managers to handle a total of $30 million. The $550 million plan wants to meet its $35 million alternatives target allocation and is examining its options in the asset class, said Jesse Bean, treasurer. Although no decisions have been made, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity have been considered. No RFP will be issued; no completion date has been established. Managers should contact the fund or consultant PaineWebber.