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St. Mary's Health Care System, Inc. ®
Athens, Georgia

St. Mary’s is a private, non-profit Catholic health care system whose mission is to be a compassionate healing presence in their community. The 196-bed acute care hospital is a major referral center for Northeast Georgia, providing highly sophisticated care in key areas such as neurosciences, cardiac services, orthopedics, women’s health, children’s health, emergency medicine, and general medical/surgical services. St. Mary's features a continuum of care that strives to meet the ongoing health care needs of fast-growing Northeast Georgia. St. Mary's is North Georgia's first JCAHO-certified Primary Stroke Center and Northeast Georgia’s first JCAHO-certified Heart Failure Center and Knee Replacement Center. The system includes Oconee Heart and Vascular Center, neurology and industrial medicine practices, the region’s largest home health care/hospice service, the region's only acute inpatient rehabilitation center, the region's only inpatient hospice house, Highland Hills Village retirement community, the Center for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, and a freestanding outpatient diagnostic, rehab and wellness center. In 2011, St. Mary’s acquired Saint Joseph’s East, a 25-bed critical access hospital, in Greensboro, Ga., renaming it Good Samaritan Hospital. St. Mary’s was founded in 1906 and became a Catholic hospital in 1938 under the sponsorship of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1999, sponsorship was transferred to the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, South Central Community, and St. Mary's joined Catholic Health East.

St. Mary's Health Care System Online Resources


Saint Joseph's Health System
Atlanta, Georgia

Saint Joseph’s Health system (SJHS) had its beginnings when four Sisters of Mercy arrived in Atlanta, in 1880 and opened the city’s first hospital. Today Saint Joseph’s Hospital is part of a joint venture of SJHS and Emory Healthcare. Although jointly owned (49% SJHS, 51% EH), it is operated under the management of EH. Three subsidiaries of SJHS focus the ministry of the system on the neediest populations of Atlanta and Rome, GA. Mercy Care operates a network of 14 mobile and fixed clinics providing comprehensive and integrated care to Atlanta’s most vulnerable population of whom 95% are uninsured and 66% are homeless. Services include primary medical, behavioral health, dental, vision and case management. Mercy Care has received CARF accreditation and PCMH recognition in 5 of its clinics. Mercy Care Rome responds to the needs of older and vulnerable adults and their families by helping to maintain independence and quality of life. Programs include: Adult Day Health, Caregiver Support, Grands Who Care, and Senior Employment. Through philanthropy, Mercy Care Foundation, supports the mission of Mercy Care.

Saint Joseph's Hospital Online Resources

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