Sister Mary Haddad has been named the new president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association. Haddad has been with the association since 2009, initially as the senior director of sponsor services and then promoted in 2016 to her current role as vice president of sponsorship and mission services, according to Modern Healthcare. She begins her new duties on July 1st.
Making healthcare more convenient and affordable than ever before, SSM Health is rolling out a service that offers virtual visits for $25, in Missouri and Wisconsin with a goal to expand the program to Illinois and Oklahoma by summer. The cost isn’t dependent on a patient’s insurance status. As reported in HealthData Management, anyone in the service area can use a smartphone, tablet or computer to set up a visit with an SSM provider.
Homelessness and the lack of affordable housing drains many resources, including the healthcare system. According to SFGate, Providence St. Joseph Health System has taken their mission of caring for the underserved to heart. Helping people obtain housing brings benefits. Studies reveal that homeless or unstably housed account for a disproportionate percent of longer inpatient stays. Read more here.
Ohio-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is looking to expand its footprint across the world by engaging in a hospital merger with Ireland’s largest private health system, according to revcycleintelligence. In the coming months, both parties will work together to finalize a definitive merger agreement, obtain applicable approvals and complete plans to merge. “As consumers across the globe experience a dynamic and ever-changing healthcare marketplace, Bon Secours Mercy Health is committed to expanding its footprint to bring good help to more patients and communities,” John M. Starcher, Jr, president and CEO of Bon Secours Mercy Health, stated in the press release