Bon Secours Health System in Ireland Signs Letter of Intent to Merge with Bon Secours Mercy Health

Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the top five largest Catholic health care systems in the United States, today announced its intention to merge with Bon Secours Health System, the largest private health care provider in Ireland.

In the coming months, both parties will work together to finalize a definitive merger agreement, obtain applicable approvals and complete plans to merge. While there is no specific date outlined in the Letter of Intent, completion of the merger is expected by the end of the summer, pending further due diligence and necessary reviews and approvals.

“As consumers across the globe experience a dynamic and ever-changing health care marketplace, Bon Secours Mercy Health is committed to expanding its footprint to bring good help to more patients and communities,” said John M. Starcher, Jr, president and CEO of Bon Secours Mercy Health. “I am excited that this merger will provide both of our ministries with a platform to Europe and the United States that will amplify our ability to extend our healing ministry and reinvest in the communities we serve. By sharing best practices and expertise, we will work together to navigate the many complexities of health care both locally and internationally, and better understand different care delivery models. This will position us well to deliver exceptional care to our patients both today and in the future.”

Bon Secours Health System is the largest private health system in Ireland. With 3,000 associates and 450 providers, Bon Secours Health System treats more than 280,000 patients annually in five acute care hospitals in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Tralee and Dublin, as well as a Care Village in Cork.

Bon Secours Mercy Health is one of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. The health ministry employs more than 57,000 associates in 1,000 sites of care across seven states, including Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Maryland.

About Bon Secours Mercy Health
For nearly 200 years, the historical founders of Bon Secours Mercy Health have been providing care to those in need. Today, the ministry is one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. This quality care is provided by more than 57,000 employees serving communities throughout Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia. The health care ministry provided care for patients more than 10.3 million times in 2017 through its network of more than 1,000 care sites. Consistent with its commitment to serve each patient with dignity, Bon Secours Mercy Health provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. The Mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of its communities and bring good help to those in need, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved.

About Bon Secours Health System
Bon Secours Health System is the largest private health system in Ireland. With 3,000 staff and 450 consultants, Bon Secours Health System treats more than 280,000 patients annually in five acute care hospitals in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Tralee and Dublin, as well as a Care Village in Cork.

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