Unified Name Will Formalize Integrated Statewide Network of Care
In 2012, St. Mary’s Health and St. Vincent joined together to create one statewide clinically-integrated system of care. Since that time, both providers have worked together to share knowledge and best practices to enrich the delivery of healthcare across all of Indiana. As a part of St. Vincent, St. Mary’s has been able to increase access to transplant surgeons, specialists, a dedicated pediatric hospital and a nationally-recognized heart hospital with leading providers in heart care.
“Our Mission has been—and always will be—to deliver healthcare that works, healthcare that is safe, and healthcare that leaves no one behind,” said Keith Jewell, President, St. Mary’s Health. “As one system, we see greater opportunity to further sharpen our focus and provide Tri-state area patients with enhanced access to a truly statewide health system – including some of the nation’s leading physicians, researchers and clinicians. Together, we can respond to the needs of our patients and help advance healthcare outcomes across Indiana.”
The unified name follows five years of work to integrate clinical pathways, physician and administrative leadership and operational protocols developed with clinicians to improve the continuum of care and health navigation for patients. With this integration, St. Vincent is one of the state’s largest and most advanced health systems, with 20 hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians, and more than 400 sites of care.
“This name change follows the work we have passionately pursued at both a state and national level to align our health ministries to make it easier for our patients to access the care they need and better navigate our system,” said Jonathan Nalli, CEO of St. Vincent and SVP of Ascension Healthcare. “We have an unwavering focus to provide the best healthcare to the patients we are so privileged to serve.”
Since its founding in 1872 by the Daughters of Charity, St. Mary’s Health has evolved into a comprehensive health system consistently recognized for excellence, and for its commitment to healing the body, mind and spirit. This commitment to excellence continues to set St. Mary’s apart as a health system of choice in the region.
“Even as names change, our identity as Evansville’s premier healthcare provider will remain,” added Jewell. “The underlying mission, vision and values that have guided us for generations will remain true as we expand the breadth of care we are able to provide.”
In Indiana, Ascension’s St. Vincent operates 20 hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices and clinics that cover a 57-county area and employ more than 15,000 associates. Across the state, St. Vincent provided more than $266 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Indiana for 136 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.stvincent.org.