After receiving approval from state and church officials, Providence Health and Services of Southern California will assume sponsorship of Saint John’s Health Center on Saturday.
Providence Health and Services of Southern California will add another award-winning hospital, on Saturday, to its network of medical centers in Los Angeles County.
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Providence recently received approval from state government and Catholic Church officials, to assume sponsorship of Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
Previously sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, St. John’s was founded in 1942 and has since become a leader women’s health, orthopedics, neuroscience and cardiology. It has been named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals for the past eight years by Healthgrades, a leading consumer ratings agency.
The hospital will be renamed Providence Saint John’s Health Center.
The transfer to Providence also includes the John Wayne Cancer Institute, a leader in cancer research for more than 30 years.
“This is a very exciting moment for Providence and for Providence Saint John’s as we unite the legacies of our founders to continue advancing the art and science of quality and compassionate health care,” said Michael Hunn, senior vice president and chief executive of Providence Southern California. “The Sisters of Charity have entrusted to Providence a nationally recognized center of healing, and we pledge to continue their mission in Santa Monica and the neighboring Westside communities.”
Providence will hold a private ceremony on Friday to welcome Saint John’s.
“We are thrilled with the attorney general’s decision and look forward to joining Providence,” said Michael Wall, acting president and CEO of Providence Saint John’s. “This is a great opportunity for us to expand our award-winning care to new communities and to provide those we serve with additional resources as well.”
John Wayne Cancer Institute
The John Wayne Institute’s research programs focus on melanoma, breast, neurologic and gastrointestinal cancers, as well as research in cancer genomics, molecular biomarkers and immunotherapy.
The John Wayne Cancer Institute also trains students of surgery and cancer research at its Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program.
“The John Wayne Cancer Institute has a unique ability to rapidly turn scientific discoveries into novel approaches for early detection and effective treatments,” said Patrick Wayne, chairman of the institute’s board of directors, “and we look forward to working with Providence to expand our efforts to reach new horizons in cancer research that can improve care for patients everywhere.”
Saint John’s is now one of Providence’s six Southern California hospitals and one of 33 in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Alaska.
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Source: Santa Clarita News