March/April 2007

St. Joseph Forms Alliance with St. Agnes

St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md., and St. Agnes HealthCare, Baltimore, Md., have created Mission Health Partners, an alliance to help provide excellent health care and expand access to care in both communities. “We can learn from one another how best to meet our patients’ needs and raise the bar on how we provide service every day,” said John Tolmie, president and chief executive officer of St. Joseph. The two organizations will remain independent of each other and plan to welcome other hospitals to the collaboration. Mission Health Partners will be overseen by a board that will include representatives from St. Joseph and St. Agnes. St. Agnes is part of the Ascension Health System.