This week, I’m happy to report some news from the health care world. St. Dominic Health Services in Jackson, Mississippi, announced it has joined the not-for-profit Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Louisiana’s largest Catholic health care organization.
St. Dominic’s partnership with Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System mirrors health care mergers across the country, including our shared mission agreement with Mississippi Baptist Health Services. When I announced our collaboration last year, I talked about the many opportunities it will bring, how it will strengthen both organizations, and how the partnership will help us continue to care for communities that need us. We’re already reaping these benefits, and St. Dominic’s decision to join another strong organization shows they see the benefit in this kind of relationship, too.
I congratulate St. Dominic’s on this partnership, and I wish them much success. Mississippi Baptist Medical Center enjoys a great relationship with St. Dominic’s, and we hope it continues now that it’s part of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.
The Jackson community needs both Mississippi Baptist and St. Dominic’s. Both hospitals are community institutions that contribute to central Mississippi’s physical and economic health. We will continue to focus on caring for our communities, and I’m sure St. Dominic will, too. And both hospitals have additional support to help them do that.
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