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On January 23, 2012 Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the fifth largest health system in the nation, announced that it has changed its name to Dignity Health as part of a governance restructure that will position the organization to succeed in a changing health care environment.

Catholic Healthcare WestThis name and structure reflect who we are and what we stand for,” said Sr. Judy Carle, vice chair of the Dignity Health Board of Directors and a Sister of Mercy. “The value of dignity is embedded in our culture. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. We are confident that our vision for the organization will be achieved.”

Under the new governance structure, Dignity Health is a not-for-profit organization, rooted in the Catholic tradition, but is not an official ministry of the Catholic Church. The new structure and name enable the organization to grow nationally, while preserving the identity and integrity of both its Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals. One of the key rationales for the change is to preserve and sustain the identity and integrity of the Catholic hospitals and their sponsoring congregations. The organization’s Catholic hospitals will continue to be Catholic, directly sponsored by their founding congregations, subject to the moral authority of the local bishop, and adhering to theEthical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. Dignity Health’s non-Catholic hospitals will continue to be non-Catholic, adhering to the Statement of Common Values.

The changes follow several years of discussions between the organization’s sponsoring congregations, board of directors, and management team about the future of health care and how to best extend its healing mission. Dignity Health’s long term strategic plan is focused on integrated care and enhanced quality that reduces costs. Growth plans anticipate expanded partnerships, which will include both Catholic and non-Catholic care centers. The system currently owns or operates 25 Catholic hospitals and 15 non-Catholic hospitals.

Lloyd H. Dean, the organization’s president/chief executive officer said that the changes would enhance the organization’s ability to work across the spectrum of health care and expand partnerships to deliver high-quality care more efficiently.

“Changing our name to Dignity Health reflects our commitment to excellent care for all in need and to being a national leader in quality care,” Dean said. “The new structure supports our long-term plan to grow and coordinate care, while reinforcing our mission of service to the communities we are so privileged to serve.”

While the name of the organization has changed, Dignity Health will continue to deliver excellent care to all in need and maintain its commitment to being a national leader in quality care. It is investing approximately $1.8 billion in electronic medical records, which are being deployed over the next five years. Dignity Health has also been designated as one of the nation’s first Hospital Engagement Centers by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The organization is also among those leading the nation in implementing innovative care models that improve care and reduce costs.

Dignity Health has also adopted a new logo, which represents the coming together of many caregivers, services and care centers to create a continuum of care. The three curved sections represent the three parts of the organization’s mission – quality care, advocacy, and partnering. The logo surrounds and embraces a central space, symbolic of how an integrated health system embraces and serves the individual.

Members of the Board of Directors for Dignity Health are as follows:

Andrew C. Agwunobi, MD, MBADirector, Berkeley Research Group
Hospital Performance Improvement Practice
Washington, DC

Judy Carle, RSM (Vice Chairperson)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – West Midwest
Community
Burlingame, CA

Caretha Coleman (Chairperson)
Principal, Coleman Consulting
Los Altos Hills, CA

 

Lloyd H. Dean
President/CEO, Dignity Health
San Francisco, CA

Mark DeMichele
Owner, Urban Realty Partners
Coronado, CA

Tessie Guillermo (Secretary)
President/CEO, Zero Divide
San Francisco, CA

Peter G. Hanelt
President, PGH Consulting, Inc.
Lafayette, CA

 

Rodney F. Hochman, MD

Chief Executive Officer, Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA

 

Julie Hyer, OP
General Councilor/Administrator,
Adrian Dominican Sisters
Adrian, MI

Dignity Health Hospital and Care Centers locations:

Arizona Locations
East Valley
475 South Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 728-3000
3555 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 728-8000
Phoenix
350 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 406-3000
350 West Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 406-3000
California Locations
Bay Area
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 353-6000
170 Alameda de las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 369-5811
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 668-1000
Central California
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-4647
400 Old River Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 663-6000
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 632-5000
Central Coast
345 South Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-4261
1911 Johnson Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-5353
1400 East Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 739-3000
2309 Antonio Ave
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 389-5800
1600 North Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 988-2500
North State
914 Pine St
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 926-6111
2175 Rosaline Ave
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-6000
2550 Sister Mary Columba Drive
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 529-8000
Sacramento Region
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 453-4545
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 983-7400
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 537-5000
7500 Hospital Drive
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 423-3000
155 Glasson Way
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-6000
1325 Cottonwood St
Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 662-3961
San Joaquin – Sierra
768 Mountain Ranch Rd
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 754-3521
333 Mercy Ave.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 564-5000
350 South Oak Ave
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 847-3011
2510 North California St
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 461-2000
1800 North California St
Stockton, CA 95204
(209) 943-2000
Santa Cruz
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(831) 462-7700
Southern California
1401 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 748-2411
1805 Medical Center Dr
San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 887-6333
1420 South Central Ave
Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 502-1900
18300 Roscoe Blvd
Northridge, CA 91328
(818) 885-8500
2101 N. Waterman Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92404
(909) 883-8711
1050 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
(562) 491-9000
Nevada Locations
Henderson
102 East Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 564-2622
8280 West Warm Spring Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 492-8000
3001 Saint Rose Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 616-5000
Reno
235 West 6th Street
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 770-3000

About Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West):
Dignity Health, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., provides integrated, patient and family centered care. It is the fifth largest health system in the country with 10,000 physicians and 55,000 employees across Arizona, California, and Nevada. Through its network of more than 150 ancillary care sites and 40 acute care hospitals, Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2011, Dignity Health provided $1.4 billion in charity care, community benefit and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.dignityhealth.org.

Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Dignity Health on their new name. Our Executive Editor-In-Chief Esteban Escobar AKA Steven Escobar former employee at Catholic Healthcare West Glendale CBO is very happy and proud of the organization services to the community.

Source: dignityhealth.orgbusinesswire.com
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