ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL, ST. ROSE AMBULATORY & SURGERY CENTER TO JOIN CENTURA HEALTH FAMILY
Move integrates all of Catholic Health Initiatives’ facilities in Colorado and Kansas into one regional structure that leverages strengths, delivers optimal health care value
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Englewood, Colo., voted yesterday to integrate St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, Kan., and St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Great Bend, Kan., into Centura Health, Colorado’s largest health care network. The decision follows a unanimous recommendation from the St. Catherine, St. Rose and Centura Health boards of directors, and final approval from CHI.
The integration of the two Kansas-based facilities with Centura Health will unite all CHI hospitals in Colorado and Kansas into a single regional structure that leverages strengths and better serves Colorado and Kansas communities by delivering high-quality, affordable health care. The consolidation will benefit consumers throughout the region by facilitating shared best practices, linked systems of care, transparent exchanges of health records, and, ultimately, improved and more-consistent clinical quality across the two states and region.
Through this relationship, Great Bend and Garden City and their surrounding communities will maintain local community access to physician specialty services while improving the availability of physician specialty care through the Centura Health network.
Work on the integration will begin immediately and systems at St. Catherine and St. Rose will be transitioned to Centura Health in the coming months.
· “The affiliation with Centura Health, Colorado’s largest hospital and health care network, advances the strategic interests of both St. Catherine Hospital (Garden City) and St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center (Great Bend) while remaining true to the heritage and the founding principles of both Catholic Health Initiatives and the Dominican Sisters of Peace,” said Scott Taylor, president and CEO, St. Catherine Hospital and St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. “We look forward to working with Centura on our shared mission and ministry to extend the healing ministry of Christ, create new systems of care and expand Centura’s presence in Kansas.”
· “The mission and Catholic identity of St. Catherine and St. Rose has never wavered,” said Sister Peggy Martin, senior vice president, sponsorship and governance for Catholic Health Initiatives and a member of the Dominican Sisters community that founded both St. Catherine and St. Rose. “Although this integration is a change in oversight, these health care facilities will remain dedicated to serving their communities and to extending the healing ministry of Christ, ensuring the legacy of the founding Sisters for generations to come.”
· “An integration into a Colorado-based Centura Health makes sound strategic sense for St. Catherine Hospital,” said Mike Rome, chairman of the St. Catherine Hospital board of directors. “We believe this alignment makes more sense for CHI facilities based in Kansas over any other division within CHI. The board’s primary concern was to preserve our Catholic identity and heritage, while positioning our local hospital with partners that will support its growth in the decades ahead.”
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About Centura Health
Centura Health, Colorado’s health care leader, is focused on connecting Coloradans to affordable, world-class care in every corner of the state. Centura Health’s integrated statewide network includes 14 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight For Life® Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Approximately 15,100 of the best hearts and minds in medicine, along with 6,000 physician partners, have access to the most technologically advanced tools available. For Coloradans, this means the top expertise and technology is right where you need it – close to where you are. We reach beyond hospital walls to connect with people at every stage of life to bring them life-enriching compassion and life-affirming hope; Connections that only Centura Health can make. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.
About St. Catherine Hospital
As a 132-bed Joint Commission-accredited regional health care center in Southwest Kansas, St. Catherine is ahead of the curve in health care technology, using the latest innovations to care for our community. Our growing medical staff includes full-time hospitalists, as well as specialist services in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, medical oncology, radiation oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational and aviation medicine, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and sports medicine, audiology, pathology, pediatrics, psychiatry, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, infectious disease, radiology, general surgery, and urology. Exceptional care, extraordinary people - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital difference. For more information, please visit www.stcath-hosp.org.
About St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center founded in 1902, when three doctors asked the Dominican Sisters to establish a hospital in the Great Bend area. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, with its innovative six-story cloverleaf design, was dedicated on March 1, 1964. St. Rose ASC's state-of-the-art technologies include digital mammography, fully ACR accredited Imaging Services including 64-slice CT, accredited same-day surgery, cancer care, physician clinics, laboratory services, outpatient therapies (including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory), home health and hospice, and accredited sleep center. St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center is committed to serving the health care needs of our communities. Go to www.stroseasc.org for more information.
About Catholic Health Initiatives
Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 81 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 86,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. For more information, visit www.catholichealthinitiatives.org.