HMHP's parent changes name to Mercy Health
YOUNGSTOWN - Catholic Health Partners, the parent health care system of Humility of Mary Health Partners, has changed its name to Mercy Health.
Michael D. Connelly, Mercy Health's president and CEO, said, "Our new name is a symbol of the new way we are working together to improve the health of the communities we serve. It is a key component of our vision to empower those we serve to achieve their optimal well-being and health, and to maximize our quality and cost efficiency by simplifying our structure."
The system already operates under the "Mercy" name in five of its current seven markets, including Cincinnati, Toledo, Lorain and Springfield in Ohio, and Paducah, Ky.
Over the next several years, the Mercy Health name will be phased into all system facilities, including all HMHP facilities. HMHP hospitals include St. Joseph Health Center in Warren and St. Elizabeth Health Centers in Youngstown and Boardman.
In addition, the ministry's website will change to mercy.com.
The system incorporated in 1986 as Mercy Health Care System. It changed its name to Catholic Healthcare Partners in 1997.
The name was later shortened to Catholic Health Partners to reflect its growing emphasis on prevention and health, in addition to caring in time of need.
Mercy Health is Ohio's largest health system and fourth-largest employer, according to the company.
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