Provena and Resurrection receive merger approval from state

November 1, 2011

Provena Health of Mokena, Ill., and Resurrection Health Care of Chicago have received approval to merge from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. As Catholic Health World went to press, the systems had planned to merge Nov. 1 and the new ministry had yet to be named.

The vast majority of the merger partners' facilities are in Illinois and the new company will be the largest Catholic health system in that state. The combined organization will have 12 hospitals, 28 long-term care and senior residential facilities, as well as outpatient and behavioral health services.

Sandra Bruce, Resurrection president and chief executive, will be the merged organization's president and chief executive; and Guy Wiebking, Provena president and chief executive, will chair the board of directors. Bruce and Wiebking have said the affiliation will help the systems to improve access to care and also to prepare for the full implementation of the health reform law.

The leadership team is comprised of executives from both Resurrection and Provena. Although titles are still forthcoming, the leaders of the new company and their areas of concentration include:

  • Dr. David DiLoreto to clinical operations and innovation from chief medical officer for Resurrection
  • Tony Filer to operations from chief operating officer for Provena
  • Jeannie Frey to legal affairs from senior vice president of legal affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary for Resurrection
  • Margi Gavigan to nursing from system senior vice president and chief clinical officer for Provena
  • Tom Nehring to mission from system senior vice president of mission services at Provena
  • John A. Orsini to finance from executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Resurrection
  • Dr. Robert Permut to medical affairs from chief medical officer for Provena
  • Kathleen Rhine to merger integration and culture development from senior vice president of patient and family centered care for Resurrection
  • Terry Solem to human resources from system senior vice president of human resources for Provena
  • Terry Williams to strategy and growth from executive vice president of organizational transformation for Resurrection.

The merged organization will be sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas (all formerly Provena's sponsors), and by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and the Sisters of the Resurrection (both formerly Resurrection's sponsors).


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