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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

MacNeal Hospital Celebrates Becoming Catholic Health Ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago

BERWYN, IL – On September 7, MacNeal Hospital celebrated becoming a Catholic health ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago at a ceremony attended by Auxiliary Bishop John Manz, Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health leaders, Illinois Representative Lisa Hernandez, Berwyn officials, community members and MacNeal colleagues. 
M.E. Cleary, president of MacNeal, said the hospital is privileged to have cared for those in need for nearly a century and is honored to have joined a health system that operates with a servant's heart.
"This celebration marks a deepening and amplification of MacNeal's mission to serve our community with outstanding healthcare services," Cleary said. "As we join the ministry of Catholic healthcare, we're reminded that our work is ultimately meant to be a reflection of God's love for the people we serve."
MacNeal is now one of three hospitals in Loyola's regional health system, which also includes Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park. With that affiliation, MacNeal also became a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.
Sister Mary Ann Dillon, RSM, PhD, Trinity Health's executive vice president for mission integration, welcomed MacNeal as a new ministry. Sr. Dillon praised MacNeal for demonstrating the core values of reverence, commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity.
"MacNeal, Loyola and Trinity Health are values-based organizations committed to providing holistic care and to creating healthy communities," Sr. Dillon said. "As Catholic healthcare ministries, we are aligned in our intent and in our shared mission to be a compassionate and transforming healing presence in the communities we serve."
During the unity ceremony, participants read prayers in English, Spanish, Polish and Arabic, lit the Trinity candle to a musical rendition of "How Great Thou Art," and Michael S. Slubowski, president and COO of Trinity Health, shared a proclamation from Catholic Health Ministries acknowledging MacNeal Hospital's transition.
The unity celebration follows the March 1, 2018 acquisition of MacNeal and its affiliated operations by Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health. MacNeal is a 374-bed community hospital with a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility and a 68-bed behavioral health program.

About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.