LIVONIA — With all final regulatory approvals in place and the transition of Catholic sponsorship complete, St. Joseph’s Health in Syracuse, N.Y., is now a member of national system Trinity Health based in Livonia.
“With the closing today, we have gained an admirable and important partner committed to delivering high-value care,” says Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D., president and CEO, Trinity Health. “We are thrilled to join together today and to become part of the Syracuse community as St. Joseph’s becomes part of the People-Centered Health System we are building in Trinity Health.”
Among the events today was a ritual transition ceremony with members of both the St. Joseph’s Health and Trinity Health teams commemorating the transfer of sponsorship of St. Joseph’s Health from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Companies to Trinity Health’s Catholic Health Ministries.
St. Joseph’s Health will continue to manage and operate its facilities, programs and local patient care. Now, St. Joseph’s will be a member of a national system is committed to the exchange of best-practices. And St. Joseph’s will have many opportunities to benefit patients and communities across Trinity Health’s 21 states with its own areas of expertise, as well.
“As Trinity Health grows, our national strategy is to continue to partner with organizations that share our commitment to excellence and people-centered care,” says Scott Nordlund, executive vice president at Trinity Health. “We’re glad to welcome St. Joseph’s to our health system and look forward to all that our work together can accomplish.”
In immediate next steps, a transition team including leaders from both organizations will identify the specific tasks and opportunities to be pursued over the coming months to integrate the two organizations — including ways to keep the community, physicians, employees, donors, and volunteers updated on the process.
Trinity Health’s New York State operations also include Catholic Health System in Buffalo, and St. Peter’s Health Partners in Albany.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 21 states with 86 hospitals, 115 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually.