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US: St. Joseph Mercy and Mercy Health announce big merger in Michigan

 |  November 15, 2017

Two major Catholic health systems in Michigan are merging to create a statewide system that will operate 10 hospitals and employ more than 22,000 people working in the medical field.

St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health announced the merger in a joint statement Wednesday, November 15. Both entities are members of Trinity Health, a Catholic health care system based in Livonia with annual operating revenues of around US$17 billion.

According to the statement, Trinity Health employs about 131,000 people across 22 states and is the second-largest Catholic health system operating in the United States.

“Our new statewide system will enable our ministries to integrate our leadership in clinical and business operations throughout Michigan,” said Mike Slubowski, president and COO 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.”

Located in southeast Michigan, St. Joseph Mercy Health System serves seven counties with hospitals in Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Livonia, Howell and Chelsea and more than 15,000 employees.

Located in west Michigan, Mercy Health has five hospitals serving the areas of Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland with more than 7,000 employees.

Full Content: Fox News

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