St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa.; Saint Francis Healthcare in
Wilmington, Del.; and the three hospitals of Mercy Health System of Southeastern
Pa. join together to more closely share resources and clinical expertise
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ann D’Antonio, 610-567-5334,
PHILADELPHIA – (September 27, 2018) – Trinity Health, which operates 93 hospitals in 22 states, announced
today the formation of
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,
Pa.), Saint Francis Healthcare (Wilmington, Del.) and Mercy Health System’s
three hospitals—Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (Darby, Pa.), 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, currently 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.
"While we care for a broad array of diverse communities across our
region, every member of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic shares a deep-rooted
mission of serving together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate
healing presence," said Woodward.
The formation of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will offer many benefits to
the diverse communities served by these five hospitals and their related
• The establishment of region-wide Centers of Excellence to leverage
the strengths of existing service offerings
• More clinical collaboration by physicians and other healthcare
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
"Our patients will continue to experience the same quality care they
have come to expect at all of the hospitals," said Woodward. "Separately,
we will seek operational efficiencies, so we are better positioned—as
a region—to respond to the evolving healthcare industry and related
"Our colleagues are our lifeblood, and we are dedicated to continuing
to provide for them a vibrant work environment that serves our mission,"
said Woodward. "At the same time, this new operating model will enable
us to be a more nimble, vibrant organization positioned for long-term
About Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a Regional Health System that includes Mercy
Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa.; Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Nazareth
Hospital in Philadelphia; Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del.;
St. Mary Medical Center, home health and LIFE programs. The hospitals
and associated clinics, medical offices, specialized facilities, affiliated
institutions, and foundations and includes more than 9,000 colleagues.
These hospitals serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate
and transforming healing presence within their communities. Trinity Health
Mid-Atlantic is a member of Trinity Health.
About Trinity Health
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health
care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that
include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes
94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE
programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services.
Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.
Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion
and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to
its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community
benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including
7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor
and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus
on the country’s aging population. As a single, unified ministry,
the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the
largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked
by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s
leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly)
based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit
www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.