Local hospital may benefit from Dignity merger

Mark Twain Medical Center may see some changes in the coming months, due to the recent merger between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).

Under the umbrella of CommonSpirit Health, the two health systems have formed a nonprofit, Catholic organization based in Chicago that encompasses 700 care sites and 139 hospitals across 21 states, according to a press release issued by CommonSpirit Health on Feb. 1.

“Too many people still can’t access quality health care in their communities,” said Dignity Health President and CEO Lloyd H. Dean in the release. “America’s health care system needs big changes, and we have a big goal of improving the health of millions of people in this country. CommonSpirit Health will be a champion for the common good and extend access to good health for everyone, especially those who are most in need.”

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