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Bon Secours Mercy Health health care merger is announced

September 7, 2018

CINCINNATI — Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health announced that the two ministries have formed Bon Secours Mercy Health, creating one of the largest health care systems in the country.

The combination announcement comes just six months after the systems announced their intent to come together.

Bon Secours Mercy Health is a combination of equals, according to a news release from the new combined organization.

“The combined ministry will create opportunities for deepening its commitment to the communities it serves and expanding into complementary service areas across the country,” the release said. “Further integration of the ministries offers an opportunity within the United States and outside of its borders to bring healing and hope to those most in need.”

The ministry will provide nearly $2 million per day ($640 million annually) in charity care and community benefit programs, according to the release.

“We have been blessed with an abundance of leadership talent across both Bon Secours and Mercy Health,” Bon Secours Mercy Health President and CEO John Starcher Jr. said in the release. “Each of these leaders brings significant experience and a clear vision for how we can work together to ensure patients remain at the center of everything we do. Their leadership and expertise will be key to our success as we continue working to integrate physician, clinical and operational leadership across our growing ministry and transform the way we provide care to the communities we serve.”

For more information, visit www.bsmhealth.org.

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