News: Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans to Change its Name to Ascension DePaul Services
Mar 22, 2019
Ascension, one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., made a concerted effort to assist patients in accessing care and navigating their health by creating consistent names for its facilities and services across the country.
The care sites which serve those most in need in the New Orleans area will be doing business as DePaul Community Health Centers. St. Vincent DePaul inspired the works of charity in New Orleans, through the schools, social services and health care provided by the Daughters of Charity for 185 years. Many in the New Orleans community remember DePaul Hospital on Calhoun Street. Ascension DePaul Services is claiming that name for the comprehensive primary and preventive care and behavioral health services available today.
“DCSNO has been part of Ascension for nearly 20 years,” said Michael G. Griffin, president and CEO. “Working together has enabled us to improve the care we provide by bringing the knowledge and resources of thousands of medical professionals across the country to our own practice. Adding the Ascension name to our own reflects the strength of being part of this national network.”
The Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise fully supports and worked collaboratively with community health center senior leaders on the new name, which appropriately represents sponsorship for the New Orleans health services.
“Our mission to improve the health and well-being of our community remains steadfast and will be strengthened by this new name that ties directly to St. Vincent DePaul’s passion to care for the sick and those living in poverty,” said Griffin.
Patients will continue to see the primary care provider they know and trust. Ascension DePaul Services has access to other experts and specialists nationwide who are all dedicated to providing care specific to their individual needs.