Trin­ity to add three-hos­pi­tal sys­tem in Con­necti­cut

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Beth Kutscher

Trin­ity Health will add three-hos­pi­tal St. Fran­cis Care to its port­fo­lio to ex­pand its foot­print in New Eng­land.

Trin­ity said it will invest $275 mil­lion in Hartford, Conn.-based St. Fran­cis in the first five years after the deal closes, which is ex­pected to oc­cur in late 2015.

St. Fran­cis will be­come part of a re­gional health sys­tem un­der the Trin­ity um­brella that will be formed with Trin­ity’s Sis­ters of Prov­i­dence Health Sys­tem in Spring­field, Mass.

Trin­ity CEO Dr. Richard Gil­fil­lan, who has put an am­bi­tious pop­u­la­tion-health strat­egy in place at Trin­ity for what he calls its tran­si­tion to a “peo­ple-cen­tered health sys­tem,” said St. Fran­cis is al­ready work­ing on a num­ber of in­no­va­tive pro­grams for con­di­tions such as mul­ti­ple sclero­sis and car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease.

St. Fran­cis’ cur­rent CEO, Christo­pher Dadlez, will lead the newly formed re­gional en­tity. The sys­tem in­cludes St. Fran­cis’ 569-bed flag­ship hos­pi­tal, 72-bed John­son Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal and 30-bed Mount Si­nai Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Hos­pi­tal. The three fa­cil­i­ties will join Prov­i­dence’s 301bed Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter as well as its be­hav­ioral health and con­tin­u­ing­care net­work.

Over the past five years, St. Fran­cis has been mov­ing to a value-based care model through a num­ber of ini­tia­tives, in­clud­ing or­ga­niz­ing its physi­cians un­der a sin­gle um­brella so it could move them onto an elec­tronic healthrecord sys­tem, as well as co­or­di­nate pur­chases for them.

St. Fran­cis Care has three hos­pi­tals.

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