SPRINGFIELD — The Sisters of Providence Health System (SPHS) announced that a number of organizations and departments within the system will operate under new names and be recognized by new logos.
The goal of these changes is to reduce the number of service names within the health system from more than 20 to just a few. This will allow the SPHS to identify itself and its many health and social services more clearly to the public.
For many departments and facilities, that banner will include some variation on the “Mercy” name.
For instance, “Mercy Medical Center” will serve as an umbrella for health care facilities and programs located on Carew Street in Springfield. These include:
Mercy Medical Center (formerly Mercy Hospital.
Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly the Weldon Center for Rehabilitation).
Two departments at Mercy Medical Center will operate under new names. They are:
The Sr. Caritas Cancer Center (formerly the Sr. Caritas Center for Oncology);
Cardiac Care Network (formerly Cardiac Care).
This change is intended to better reflect Mercy Medical Center’s heart services and affiliation with the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
SPHS facilities in Holyoke will also operate under newnames. They are:
Providence Behavioral Health Hospital (formerly Providence Hospital). This change is intended to help the public better understand the facility’s focus on behavioral health programs and services;
Mercy Women’s Health Center (formerly Providence Prenatal Center). This change conveys the idea that the facility provides services and care for women through every stage of life.
The SPHS extended care network will now operate as the Mercy Senior Care Network (formerly the Sisters of Providence Care Centers).
Three of the eight Mercy Senior Care Network facilities will operate under new names. They are:
Mercy Care Center of Springfield (formerly Providence Care Center of Springfield);
Mercy Adult Day Health at Mount Saint Vincent (formerly Providence Adult Day Health Center of Springfield);
Mercy Adult Day Health of Westfield (formerly Providence Adult Day Center of Westfield).
The remaining five extended care facilities operated by SPHS (Providence Care Center of Lenox, Beaven Kelly Home, Mount Saint Vincent Nursing Home, Saint Luke’s Home, and Farren Care Center) will keep their names but will operate under new banner, Mercy Senior Care Network.
Brightside for Families and Children in West Springfield will operate under its existing name but will have a new logo.