News Release: November 19, 2014
Trinity Health Announced as the Name of Mercy’s National Parent Organization
Chicago, IL — Mercy Hospital & Medical Center's parent organization has announced that it is now Trinity Health and revealed a new branding identity and strategy for the system that emphasizes more than ever a people-centered approach to its service to individuals and communities.
"We are proud that Mercy is a part of Trinity Health," said Carol Schneider, President & CEO. "As we celebrate this historic moment, the symbolism of our national system's new logo inspires us. We are also proud of the way our ministry's collaborations in the larger system serve not only to strengthen Mercy’s ability to provide the highest quality care to our community(ies), but that our efforts help strengthen other affiliates' ability to best serve those who rely on them, as well."
Doing business as CHE Trinity Health since the May 2013 merger of Catholic Health East and the former ministry of Trinity Health, Mercy’s parent organization has finalized its name and fresh look as it moves past the post-merger integration phase into a strategic implementation phase focused on serving in a more people-centered way than ever before. A major goal continues to be strengthening local systems (or hospitals) like Mercy to ensure that they can continue to provide the best possible care to their communities, despite the challenges of an evolving health care environment.
“The benefits of being part of Trinity Health are behind the scenes, but numerous,” said Schneider. “Through our affiliation, we have ready access to resources and ideas that advance clinical quality and patient safety across the broad spectrum of care and which provide significant economies of scale that reduce costs. System resources like these address important needs and let us concentrate on our highest priorities — the people who come to us for health information or come through our doors for needed care."
Mercy Hospital and Trinity Health’s shared mission is rooted in the Gospel and fully representative of their Catholic identity and faith traditions. Trinity Health's new purple and green logo depicts that mission symbolically, featuring a cross formed by the wings of four doves – symbols of love, peace and caring. Three purple doves, reflecting the Holy Trinity come together with a green dove, symbolizing the organization's openness to new partners and new ideas.
“Our national system’s new branding effort succeeds in telling our story and the story of all of its ministries,” said Schneider. “We offer faith-based care that is compassionate and healing as we work, together, to transform health in each of our communities and across the nation."
About Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
Mercy Hospital is a member of Trinity Health, which is the new health ministry formed by the consolidation of Trinity Health and Catholic Health East. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago’s first teaching hospital, has served Chicago for over 160 years. With 320 staffed beds, Mercy is a Level II Trauma Center, complete with a comprehensive network including the Mercy Family Health Center, a look-alike Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), the Mercy Foundation, Inc., the philanthropic arm of the hospital, eleven auxiliary care facilities, MercyWorks occupational health program, and two school-based health centers in Wendell Phillips and Dunbar Vocational Career Academies. Mercy has a teaching affiliation with the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. Mercy’s commitment to quality is demonstrated through our numerous accreditations, distinctions and designations including: a superior Cardiovascular Institute with an Accredited Chest Pain Center, a certified Stroke Center; a Diabetes Treatment Center and leading Cancer Center, both accredited for excellence. Mercy is also the first hospital in Chicago to have an FDA-approved carotid artery stenting procedure as well as the first to perform Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site surgeries. To learn more about Mercy Hospital, visit www.mercy-chicago.org
About Trinity Health
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, 109 continuing care facilities and home health and hospice programs that provide nearly 2.8 million visits annually. With annual operating revenues of about $13.6 billion and assets of about $19.3 billion, the organization returns more than $800 million to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 89,000 people, including 3,200 employed physicians. 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.
Contact| Connie Murphy
Chief Marketing, Public Relations and Development Officer
Phone | 312-567-7058