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St. John Providence, Crittenton Hospitals Changing Names To Ascension

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Two local hospital groups are getting a new name.

Beginning Tuesday, St. John Providence and Crittenton hospitals will being the process of transition to a new name: Ascension.

As part of this national integration, St. John Providence in metro Detroit and Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester will be among the first to adopt the unified name of Ascension. In addition, hospitals and other sites of care that are part of the current systems of Ascension Michigan — Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Genesys serving the Flint/Grand Blanc area; St. Joseph in Tawas City; and St. Mary’s with services in Saginaw and Standish — will adopt the Ascension identity as part of their names.

“By creating more consistent names for Ascension facilities and services in the communities we serve across the United States, we’re making it clearer and easier for patients to access the care they need and to navigate their health,” Nick Ragone, chief marketing and communications officer for Ascension, said in a statement.

The process should be complete by next fall.

Ascension is the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system.

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