Providence Hospital Will Adopt Ascension as Part of its Name
October 24, 2017 3:13 pm
Providence Hospital will add Ascension to its name as part of a national effort to make it clearer and easier for patients to access the care they need and to navigate their health. In moving toward a unified name, the hospital will change its name to Ascension Providence and adopt the Ascension logo.
Providence Hospital has been part of Ascension for 18 years. Ascension is the nation’s leading nonprofit health system, with 2,500 sites of care and 36,000 providers in 22 states and Washington, D.C.
By creating more consistent names for its facilities and services across the country, Ascension will better connect every aspect of care and innovation across its hospitals and other sites of care.
“Working together as part of Ascension has enabled Providence to improve the care we provide by bringing the knowledge and resources of thousands of medical professionals across the country to our own physicians and caregivers,” said Susan Davis, Ascension’s market executive for the Gulf Coast. “Adding the Ascension name to our own reflects the strength of being part of this national network.”
She added: “We will continue to draw from the heritage and the mission that were established more than 160 years ago when the Daughters of Charity came to Mobile to build a hospital. In fact, the Daughters of Charity are one of the founders of Ascension.”
Patients will continue to see the doctor they know and trust, but that physician is connected to other experts and specialists across the state and across the country, all dedicated to providing care specific to their individual needs. Innovations made possible through Providence’s work as part of Ascension will enable patients and their families to connect with their caregivers when, where and how they need it.
“The patients and families we serve have high expectations for excellent, personalized care delivered easily and conveniently,” said Nick Ragone, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Ascension. “By creating consistent names across Ascension facilities and services nationwide, we’re making it easier for patients to access the care they need and expanding our efforts to deliver high-quality, affordable care for everyone with special attention to those most in need.”
Providence joins Ascension systems in six other states in beginning the move to a unified name. Leaders at Providence are just beginning to assess signage and other elements to be changed within the next year.
Last September, Ascension’s sites of care in Michigan and Wisconsin became the first to adopt the Ascension name.
Providence includes Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician network. Providence Medical Group has 15 practice locations and more than 70 physicians offering primary and specialty physician services in south Alabama and southeast Mississippi. Providence Hospital, a 349-bed facility, cares for 15,000 inpatients and 160,000 outpatient visits each year.
On the Gulf Coast, Providence Hospital in Mobile and Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Florida, are part of Ascension. Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.