Ontario, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015 – Prime Healthcare announced today
that it has completed its acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in
Kansas City, MO, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs,
MO, as well as other assets of Carondelet Health from Ascension Health.
St. Joseph and St. Mary’s medical centers are acute-care hospitals
with 456 beds and 900 physicians on staff combined.
“Prime Healthcare looks forward to working with the physicians, nurses
and employees at St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary’s Medical
Center to ensure the best care for the patients they serve,” said
Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare
Services. “Prime hospitals are consistently ranked among the best
hospitals in the nation, and we have no doubt that these facilities will
continue that legacy.”
St. Joseph Medical Center, a 310-bed acute-care hospital, provides a wide
range of services, including 24-hour Emergency Department, Joint and Spine
Institute, Cardiac Surgery [Carondelet Heart Institute], Breast Cancer
Center, Birthing Center/NICU and outpatient services. It has earned the
Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American
Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. It is also an
Accredited Chest Pain Center. The Breast Center has earned recognition
by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Breast Imaging
Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology
(ACR). St. Joseph has also earned the Magnet® designation three consecutive
times from The American Nurses Credentialing Center for excellence in
St. Mary's Medical Center, a 146-bed acute-care hospital, has a 24-hour
Emergency Department, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Cardiac Surgery [Carondelet
Heart Institute], Certified Stroke Center, Breast Center, Radiation Oncology,
Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Pain Center and the only
Inpatient Rehabilitation Center between Blue Springs and Columbia, MO.
It earned recognition as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®
by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations
in the nation. In 2014, The Joint Commission’s annual report “America’s
Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” recognized St. Mary’s
for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance
for: heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care and stroke.
In addition to St. Joseph and St. Mary’s, Prime Healthcare owns and
operates Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS, and Saint John
Hospital in Leavenworth, KS.
“Having four hospitals on both sides of the Missouri River gives
us a significant market presence to better serve these communities,”
said Luis Leon, president of operations for Prime Healthcare.
The three Carondelet Health long-term care facilities – Carondelet
Manor, Villa Saint Joseph and St. Mary’s Manor – and the two
hospitals’ charitable foundations will remain part of Ascension.
Specific financials terms of the acquisition are confidential.
Prime Healthcare Services
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 32 acute-care
hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in ten states. Based in California
and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare
is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized
as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 27 times and
among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and is the
only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. Our hospitals
have been recognized by The Joint Commission among the "Top Performers
on Key Quality Measures" in 2014.
Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities.
Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity
and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital
system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the
state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements
since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into
award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visit