Beacon Health System is the new name for the company formed after the merger of Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital and Memorial Hospital of South Bend (Ind.).
Officials unveiled the name at a news conference, but the hospitals will retain their current names, according to a news release (PDF). The two groups merged in November after discussions started in March 2010. About 1,000 physicians will work for 297-bed Elkhart and 325-bed Memorial.