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Trinity Health aligns five Catholic hospitals


Trinity Health, which operates 93 hospitals in 22 states, has formed Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, a new Regional Health System combining three of its current Regional Health Ministries with five hospitals across Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

The new system will comprise St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne; Saint Francis Healthcare, Wilmington, Del.; and Mercy Health System’s three hospitals – Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby; Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia; home health and LIFE programs – in addition to all related joint ventures, sub-corporations, programs and services. The hospital identities will not change.

James L. Woodward, president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center, has been appointed Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic President and CEO and will lead the formation of a regional executive team. Woodward will continue to serve as St. Mary’s leader until a new president is named.

The formation of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will offer many benefits to the diverse communities served by these five hospitals and their related services including:

– The establishment of region-wide Centers of Excellence to leverage the strengths of existing service offerings;

– More clinical collaboration by physicians and other health care experts to provide more comprehensive care options for patients;

– The development of a more comprehensive outpatient strategy to further ensure quality care is extended to every community member in need

– Streamlined operational efficiencies for both patients and colleagues;

– A renewed dedication to the Catholic-health core values of reverence, stewardship, integrity, justice and the commitment to the underserved.

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