Trinity Health New England Bus Tour stops at Mercy Medical Center

22News Reporter David McKay spoke with the CEO during a tour of local healthcare agencies today about the changes that have been made.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)- Several Catholic health care providers in Massachusetts and Connecticut have merged into a regional healthcare system.

Trinity Health is one of the largest Catholic Health Ministry‘s in the country, with hospitals across 21 states.   On Monday, regional hospital leaders and staff went to different agencies on a bus tour to present donations and make a gesture that they are all working together.

Trinity Health New England CEO, Christopher Dadlez said, “To really roll out our message and roll out our brand as Trinity Health New England.”

Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center became part of Trinity Health in 2013. The Michigan based company formed the regional Trinity Health-New England in 2016.

The Healthcare industry landscape has changed dramatically in recent years with more mergers and changes to adapt to the Affordable Care Act and provide cost effective treatment. St. Francis in Hartford, St. Mary’s in Waterbury, and Johnson’s Memorial in Stafford have all bee acquired to TH-NE in recent years.  “We’ve become a $1.7 billion annual revenue organization with 13,000 employees and we are one of the largest regional ministrys for Trinity which is across the country with 90 hospitals and a major enterprise on it’s own,” Dadlez said.

For patients and healthcare workers it means more resources. “It really enables us to reach out to the community more and give more resources to the people that are in this community,” Patti Henault, a Registered Nurse at Mercy Medical Center said.

One of the donations was a $1000 check presented to the Martin Luther King Center, a community service agency in Springfield.