Catholic Healthcare News – November 2019

Catholic Healthcare News – November 2019
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OSF Healthcare, Little Company of Mary Finalize Merger Agreement

The boards at OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers have approved a merger of the two Illinois-based Catholic health systems. As reported in HealthLeaders, the two health systems will spend the next several months clearing regulatory and canonical hurdles before the merger is finalized.

How Does Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health’s CIO Boost Innovation? By Making it Personal

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System CIO Avery Cloud has seen the value technology brings to healthcare. Mr. Cloud recently shared his strategy with Beckers Hospital Review to build and encourage innovation among staff members.

SSM Health Doctors First in World to Use New Breast Cancer Removal Technology

New technology, SmartClip, works like a GPS system, helping surgeons get to cancer cells more easily, with more accuracy. Breast cancer therapies continue to evolve and use of the new device is “much more precise,” according to WKOW ABC 27.

Dignity Health Highlights the Health and Happiness Benefits of Pet Companionship

The results of a national survey showcasing the healing benefits of pet companionship were published recently by Dignity Health. As reported in BusinessWire, “Pets are boosting our mood, improving our physical and mental health, and helping us better connect in our personal relationships.” The survey found that those who have a pet turn to their pet first for comfort after a difficult day, before significant others, friends or family members.

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