Welcome, whoever you are
Many expectant parents keep their choices for their baby’s name closely guarded as if it were a matter of national security, but once mom gives birth, they usually drop the embargo and proudly share the little tyke’s name with friends and family.
But there was no Facebook status update last week or any other announcement revealing the name of the new entity formed between Provena Health, Mokena, Ill., and Resurrection Health Care, Chicago. The two created the state’s largest Catholic healthcare organization when their merger closed last week. However, media materials refer only to the newborn as “new healthcare organization.”
A Youtube video celebrating the birth of the new group, featuring new CEO and President Sandra Bruce, included staff members who ambiguously yelled “Happy birthday, new ministry.” The exuberant staff delivered well wishes with birthday balloons and candles in the background. None slipped up and revealed a name, and the video provided no clues to the list of names officials could be mulling—not even if the popular “Aiden” or “Isabella” were being considered.
Provena and Resurrection officials signed a nonbinding letter in February. A Provena spokeswoman said officials did not know when a name would be announced. She added that the new entity’s sponsors were leading the name rollout.