LUHS & Trinity Health
Consolidation Completed - Renewed Emphasis on Health Sciences Education & Research
July 1, 2011
I am pleased to share with you the news that Loyola University Health System (LUHS), located in Maywood, Ill., is now affiliated with Trinity Health, effective today following a successful closing process.
With the consolidation complete, Trinity Health and LUHS join forces to offer increased resources and greater efficiencies for patients who rely on the health system's cutting-edge treatments and exceptional care. At the same time, Trinity Health and LUHS will work closely with the University’s recently reorganized Health Sciences Division to support health-sciences education and research. The entities will work collaboratively to become one of the nation’s leading providers of Catholic health care, research, and medical education.
Per the agreement, Trinity Health becomes the owner of LUHS, while the Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, along with several key research programs and initiatives, will remain with the University. The three organizations will remain interconnected, as Trinity Health also will support these schools by investing in health-sciences education and research, and LUHS physicians will continue to have faculty roles within Stritch.
Loyola’s Health Sciences Division was reorganized to clarify and enhance the University's academic and research enterprises at the medical center campus and to establish a strong University partner aligned fully with LUHS’s clinical operations and patient care. We have an optimal structure for educating physicians, nurses, and other health care workers and for conducting game-changing health care research to benefit our local communities and beyond.
Today’s announcement is a major milestone for us and I want to thank everyone at LUHS, LUC, and Trinity for all of their hard work and collaboration over the past four months. The amount of work done in such a short amount of time is truly remarkable. I am confident that this partnership will lead to great advancement in Catholic health care, research, and medical education.
Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.
President, Loyola University Chicago