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Jax Daily Record Friday, Jan. 6, 201212:00 PM EST

St. Luke's Hospital now St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside


St. Luke’s Hospital announced that it has changed its name to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside, linking its network and brand to St. Vincent’s HealthCare.

St. Luke’s Hospital, founded in 1873, became part of St. Vincent’s HealthCare in 2008 but retained its name. It was founded by three women who saw the need for medical care in the community.

“The name change comes at a time of immense growth for St. Vincent’s HealthCare. The system is preparing to open a third hospital in Clay County in the fall of 2013,” said Moody Chisholm, president and CEO of St. Vincent’s HealthCare.

Donnie Romine is the president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside.

The St. Vincent’s Southside sign will be put on the hospital building facing Butler Boulevard in the next few weeks.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare includes St. Vincent’s Riverside, St. Vincent’s Southside, St. Catherine LabourĂ© Manor, St. Vincent’s Primary Care, Consolidated Laboratories, Advanced Patient Transportation, Seton Pharmacies and Consolidated Pharmacies.

St. Vincent’s Medical Center was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916 to provide health services to the sick and the poor of North Florida.

St. Luke’s Hospital, now St. Vincent’s Southside, stands as Florida’s oldest private hospital.

St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with more than 100,000 associates serving in 70 general acute care hospitals.

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