CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 137 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2019, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of nearly $29 billion and provided $4. 45 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.
Headquartered in central Iowa, MercyOne was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between Catholic Health Initiatives (now CommonSpirit Health) and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations.With more than 400 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.
Ringgold County Hospital opened on April 17, 1951, with 21 employees. Today, we offer the skills and expertise of over 125 employees, many in positions using technology not yet imagined in 1951. The hospital has been managed through an affiliation agreement with Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines since 1986, which provides administrative and other support services at the hospital’s request. In the current health-care environment, it is critical for our hospital to stay abreast of new developments and technologies and gain advantages from sharing resources to benefit those we serve.
The hospital president (CEO) has the responsibility/accountability for every aspect of hospital operations including the delivery of strong financial performance. The President is responsible for leading the strategic initiatives of the hospital, service lines, and physician partners. Responsible for the quality, safety, and experience of our patients, and physicians. Development of meaningful relationships with our board, community, outside organizations, and referring providers/organizations. Drive operational excellence and positive culture throughout the organization. Safeguard required compliance with State, Federal and CMS regulations and other credentialing /regulatory organizations.
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