Trinity Health has announced that it will soon acquire the facilities and assets of MercyOne in Iowa.
According to a press release, Trinity Health and CommonSpirit Health announced that they have signed an agreement for Trinity Health to acquire all facilities and assets of MercyOne, a regional health system based in Iowa. Since 1998, MercyOne has operated under a joint operating agreement between non-profit Catholic health care organizations Trinity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, now called CommonSpirit. MercyOne is one of the largest health systems in Iowa and serves more than 3.3 million patients each year. The system includes 16 medical centers, 27 affiliate organizations and more than 420 care sites offering a range of health and wellness services, including provider services and urgent care, and more than 20,000 colleagues including 2,000 of the state’s doctors.
“True to our shared Catholic mission, our goal is to provide high-quality, compassionate care with the best patient/member experience possible. We will accomplish that goal through a holistic approach, with a range of health services and technologies that are fully connected and coordinated. This agreement creates a fully integrated MercyOne to care for more people in a unified way.”Mike Slubowski, President and CEO, Trinity Health.
According to the release, the decision was made after months of analysis and research, with Trinity Health and CommonSpirit determining that a sole parent is the best path forward for MercyOne and the communities it serves. Trinity Health states that they plan to bring unified strategies and operations to MercyOne’s care sites, including one set of system services. MercyOne will transition to Trinity Health’s common platforms, including a single electronic health record, allowing patients to easily manage their care across all MercyOne services and facilities.
The transition is expected to be complete by summer of 2022.