Catholic health care providers join regional health system

By | September 2, 2019


22-NEWS AT 10 AND 11. SEVERAL CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN MASSACHUSETTS AND CONNECTICUT HAVE MERGED INTO A REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. 22NEWS REPORTER DAVID MCKAY SPOKE WITH THE CEO DURING A TOUR OF LOCAL HEALTHCARE AGENCIES TODAY ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE. TRINITY HEALTH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST CATHOLIC HEALTH MINISTRY’S IN THE COUNTRY, WITH HOSPITALS ACROSS 21 STATES. ON MONDAY, REGIONAL HOSPITAL LEADERS AND STAFF WENT TO DIFFERENT AGENCIES TO PRESENT DONATIONS AND MAKE A GESTURE THAT THEY ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER. TO REALLY ROLL OUT OUR MESSAGE AND ROLL OUT OUR BRAND AS TRINITY HEALTH NEW ENGLAND SISTERS OF PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM, WHICH INCLUDES MERCY MEDICAL CENTER BECAME PART OF TRINITY HEALTH IN 2013. THE MICHIGAN BASED COMPANY FORMED THE REGIONAL TRINITY HEALTH-NEW ENGLAND IN 2016. THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN RECENT YEARS WITH MORE MERGERS AND CHANGES TO ADAPT TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND PROVIDE COST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT. ST. FRANCIS IN HARTFORD, ST. MARY’S IN WATERBURY, AND JOHNSON’S MEMORIAL IN STAFFORD HAVE ALL BEE ACQUIRED TO TH- NE IN RECENT YEARS. WE’VE BECOME A $1.7 BILLION ANNUAL REVENUE ORGANIZATION WITH 13,000 EMPLOYEES AND WE ARE ONE OF THE LARGEST REGIONAL MINISTRYS FOR TRINITY WHICH IS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH 90 HOSPITALS AND A MAJOR ENTERPRISE ON IT’S OWN. FOR PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS IT MEANS MORE RESOURCES. IT REALLY ENABLES US TO REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY MORE AND GIVE MORE RESOURCES TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THIS COMMUNITY A $1000 CHECK WAS PRESENTED TO THE MARTIN LUTHER KING CENTER, A COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY IN SPRINGFIELD. DAVID MCKAY, 22NEWS.

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