After receiving a staff report of findings from research conducted last
fall, the St. John’s Board of Trustees has approved a transition
from the name St. John's Medical Center to St. John's Health,
effective Summer 2019.
"The feedback is that the new descriptor is an exciting and timely
improvement because it more accurately reflects the full range of services
and role of St. John's in the community," said CEO Paul Beaupre,
MD. "The new name resonates with many people because it is more inclusive
of preventive health and other important St. John's programs that
help keep our community healthy."
“The name recommendation came out of a rigorous process that could
serve as a blueprint for branding exercises anywhere,” said St.
John’s board chair Cynthia Hogan. “We received input from
staff, physicians, and the community. Key departments were involved so
that the new name would represent our hospital, clinics, wellness services,
physician services, and the Foundation.”
The project began in 2018 with research and discovery to ensure St. John’s
is accurately reflecting patient and staff experience, expectations, and
aspirations. “We thank the employees, patients, physicians, and
community members who participated in interviews, focus groups, and surveys
and provided important insights into St. John's purpose, promise,
and values,” said Beaupré.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307.739.7380,
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St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.