Statement from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health on Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order

CANTON and GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 23, 2020) — “We support the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order in an effort to continue to blunt the spread of COVID-19 and prevent hospitals across the state from becoming overwhelmed. We have some of the finest health care systems in the country here in Michigan, but we are in unprecedented territory and hospitals are feeling the strain.

We appreciate that the Governor has worked very closely with the health care community to gain real-time assessments of the activity across all of our health care facilities in order to develop guidance.  All of the health systems across the state are in regular daily communication with each other, along with the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to manage this pandemic in a very coordinated effort.  St. Joe’s and Mercy Health, as part of national health system Trinity Health, are working diligently to keep patients safe and protected, and remain committed to providing excellent care to our community in the midst of this outbreak.”

–Rob Casalou, president and CEO, Trinity Health Michigan

The Governor’s order can be found here.

About Trinity Health Michigan 

Trinity Health Michigan is a leading health care provider and one of the state’s largest employers. With more than 24,000 full-time employees serving numerous counties, Trinity Health  Michigan is composed of eight hospitals, including the five hospitals of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System located in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Howell, Livonia and Pontiac, and the three-hospital Mercy Health, operating in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. The health system has 2,348 beds and 3,400 physicians. With operating revenues of $3.4 billion, Trinity Health Michigan returns $195 million back to their local communities each year. Together with numerous ambulatory care locations, three home health agencies, one hospice agency and 17 senior living communities owned and/or operated by Trinity Health, Trinity Health Michigan provides the full continuum of care for Michigan residents.

Nationally, Trinity Health is among the country’s largest Catholic health care systems. Based in Livonia, Michigan, with operations in 22 states, Trinity Health employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,500 physicians and clinicians. The system has annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion, assets of nearly $27 billion, and returns about $1.2 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org.

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