New Hampton, Iowa – New signs are going up outside the facilities of the Mercy Health Network as the organization changes its name to “Mercy-One.”
MercyOne President and C-E-O , Bob Ritz, says the name change is part of a larger ongoing process following the 1998 merger of Catholic Health Initiatives and Trinity Health.
The organization has 18 owned or joint venture medical centers and hospitals, along with 25 affiliated medical centers and 420 clinics.
MercyOne has 18 hospitals or medical centers in western, central and northern Iowa. He says a large part of the change is creating one culture among all the facilities.
Ritz is traveling around to the facilities in Iowa as part of the start of the name change.