Merged hospital system to operate as Presence Health

Merged hospital system to operate as Presence Health

CHICAGO — Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care, which merged last November to form Illinois' largest Catholic health care system, have chosen Presence Health to be their new name.

But the hospital names won't be changing, said spokesman Brian Crawford.

Provena Covenant Medical Center and Provena United Samaritans Medical Center will continue operating under their current names.

The new name was chosen by the five sponsoring organizations of Catholic sisters.

"Presence Health embodies the act of being present in every moment we share with those we serve and is the cornerstone of an effective patient, resident and family-centered care environment," said Sandra Bruce, Presence Health's president and CEO. "It also signifies a spiritual connection, as we believe we are called to serve with a spirit of hope and healing."

Presence Health, through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care, comprises 12 hospitals, 29 long-term care and senior residential facilities, outpatient services, several clinics and other health care services.

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I'm Lovin' It wrote on February 20, 2012 at 6:02 pm

I wonder what services they'll find some religious objection to -- if you don't want to follow the law and be a HOSPITAL, you shouldn't be a hospital.