St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Mercy Health to Form One Statewide Health System

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The Trinity Health-owned health systems of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) in Livonia and Mercy Health in west Michigan today announced they will combine their two systems into one statewide system to create a stronger, people-centered care delivery network across Michigan.

The new health system will include 10 hospitals with a total of 2,357 licensed beds, nine outpatient health centers, 12 urgent care facilities, and more than 35 specialty centers. It will employ more than 22,500 colleagues and have a medical staff of nearly 4,000 physicians.

Rob Casalou, regional president and CEO of SJMHS, will be the president and CEO of the combined Michigan system, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Roger Spoelman, president and CEO of Mercy Health, will serve as senior vice president of strategic and operational integration for Trinity Health, located in Livonia. In this national role, Spoelman will work closely with other Trinity Health leaders and their integration teams to lead selected efforts within the system to support accelerated development and integration efforts.

“Our new statewide system will enable our ministries to integrate our leadership in clinical and business operations throughout Michigan,” says Mike Slubowski, president and CEO of Trinity Health. “For the communities we serve, this means it will enhance our clinicians’ ability to share resources and ideas that people need in their care journeys.”

Trinity Health’s strategy in Michigan has intensified in the past several years, including shared partnerships and new affiliations with Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, and Together Health Network. The statewide focus will enable the regional health systems to combine their care delivery networks while establishing a visible brand within the communities they serve – going to market as one, unified system for people-centered care.

More information on the leadership, structure and governance of the new statewide health system will be shared as it becomes available.

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