Trinity Health has realigned its Philadelphia-area hospitals in order to create larger regional health ministries.
James L. Woodward, current president and CEO of St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., will lead the new system and choose his regional executive team.
The new system, called Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, is made up of St. Mary's; St. Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Del.; Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa.; and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Nazareth Hospital, also in Philadelphia. The Mercy hospitals were acquired about six years ago. None of the hospitals' names are expected to be changed.
Woodward will continue to serve as St. Mary's leader until a new president is named. He said he does not expect the system's 9,200 employees to be affected negatively.
The new system will concentrate on establishing regional centers of excellence, more coordination of patients' care, a more comprehensive outpatient strategy and streamlined operational efficiencies, according to a news release.
"This new operating model will enable us to be a more nimble, vibrant organization positioned for long-term success," Woodward said.
The new system's parent company, Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health, has 94 hospitals and annual operating revenue of $17.6 billion.