January 2011

Mercy in Durango Becomes Part of Centura Health

Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, CO, officially became part of Centura Health on Dec. 31. The hospital's integration into Centura, the largest provider of health care services in Colorado, follows a vote by CHI's Board of Stewardship Trustees to unite all CHI hospitals in the state into a single regional structure. By coordinating efforts with other Centura facilities, Mercy will be better able to meet the needs of its community by sharing best practices, coordinating growth strategies and linking systems of care across the state. The integration, which follows CHI's strategy of regional unification, is similar to what has been done with CHI hospitals in other regions, including Kentucky and Nebraska.