New Logo Design Unites Identity
October 6, 2016 3:10 pm
Providence Hospital’s logo has a new design that better represents the Mobile hospital’s membership in Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.
Providence Health System and other Ascension systems and hospitals nationwide are beginning to communicate a unified national identity through co-branding of their names and logos with Ascension. That means Providence will retain its name and logo, but on its marketing and communications materials, the Providence name will be used next to the Ascension logo.
The change reflects a movement within Ascension to integrate all of its healthcare systems more closely in order to improve patient care, make better use of resources and increase collaboration among physicians and other caregivers.
“We aim to provide high-quality, affordable care, and quality outcomes, with an enhanced experience for our patients and our providers,” said Susan Davis, president and CEO of Sacred Heart Health System and Ascension Health Market Executive for the Gulf Coast. “Creating a clear and consistent identity reflects our collaborative national system and moves us in this direction.”
Collaboration among Ascension’s hospitals across the country already has benefited those who are struggling the most. Through the system’s participation in the Veterans Choice Program, Veterans Affairs have been able to access Ascension hospitals, clinics and doctors across the country.
Providence Health System includes Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician network. Providence is also closely aligned with Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola, which is part of Ascension.
Providence Hospital was founded by the Daughters of Charity in Mobile in 1854 and has been part of Ascension since 1999. At that time, the Daughters of Charity National Health System and the Sisters of St. Joseph Health System came together to form a single national healthcare ministry called Ascension.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division.
About Providence Health System
Providence Health System encompasses Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician network. A ministry of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and largest private not-for-profit health system, Providence has answered the call to serve, to care and to heal since 1854 when it was founded by the Daughters of Charity. Providence Medical Group has 13 practices and more than 70 physicians offering primary and specialty physician services in southwest Alabama and southeast Mississippi. Providence Hospital, a 349-bed facility, cares for more than 14,000 inpatients and 160,000 outpatients each year. Other specialized services offered at Providence Hospital include open-heart surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center, and an Outpatient Center with dedicated outpatient diagnostic services and surgical suites. Providence Hospital received an “A” grade for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. The grades used in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety ScoreSM program are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using national evidence-based measures of patient safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score program grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors.