Parent company of St. Alphonsus announces merger
Catholic Health East and Trinity Health, two Catholic health systems, have announced they have signed a "non-binding Letter of Intent to come together into a unified national health system," said Elizabeth Duncan with St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Trinity Health is the parent organization of St. Alphonsus.
“We are very pleased and excited about the benefits of coming together,” said Sally Jeffcoat, President and CEO of Saint Alphonsus Health System. “By combining our systems into one we further strengthen our ability to heal the body, mind and spirit of the people and communities we serve.”
Duncan said that the consolidation will create a health system that serves people in 21 states with 82 hospitals, 89 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs. Those include the four regional St. Alphonsus, located in Boise, Nampa, Ontario and Baker City. "More than 87,000 employees, including 4,100 employed physicians, would provide care in the new system," she said.
“To serve people best in today’s health care environment, health systems must have ready access to resources and ideas across the broad spectrum of care, and this consolidation would help us achieve that goal with an exceptional national network,” said Joseph Swedish, President and CEO, Trinity Health. “We are excited about the benefits our combined organizations will bring to people and communities nationwide.”