Core mission: Merged Beaumont-Spectrum system now known as Corewell Health

The Michigan organization includes 22 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient facilities. The system says it aims to provide affordable and equitable care.

In February, two Michigan hospital systems, Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health, formed a new healthcare organization, but the merged system needed something: a name.

The organization initially called itself the BHSH System after getting regulatory approval to come together, but the organization said that was just a temporary moniker.

Now, the organization has announced its new identity: Corewell Health.

The name reflects the organization’ core mission of keeping people well, said Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO of Corewell Health.

“At our core, we are here to help people be well so they can live their healthiest life possible,” she said in a statement. “We recognize the amazing outcomes and history from Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health. Now together, known as Corewell Health, we move forward unified, focused on health and wellness for all.

“The name selection is especially inspiring as it was influenced by thousands of ideas from our team members who put health and wellness at the core of everything we do,” she said.

Corewell operates 22 hospitals, more than 300 outpatient facilities, and a health plan, Priority Health, with 1.2 million members. Corewell employs more than 60,000 workers, including more than 11,500 doctors.

The Priority Health plan’s name is not changing. However, the system’s 22 hospitals and three medical groups are getting new identities, which will be phased in over the next two years (here’s the full list). Some facilities don’t have new signs or logos yet.

The Beaumont brand is being preserved in the name of a few institutions, such as the Corewell Health Beaumont Grosse Point Hospital and the Corewell Health Beaumont Troy Medical Center.

In making the announcement, the new system said equity is a fundamental component in achieving its vision. Corewell says it aims to deliver care that’s affordable, equitable and exceptional.

Before the merger, Spectrum operated 14 hospitals, while Beaumont managed eight hospitals. The systems announced their plans to merge in 2021 and they announced in the beginning of the year they had received regulatory approval. Decker had served as the president and CEO of Beaumont Health.

Corewell’s board of directors includes member who had been part of both Beaumont and Spectrum.

Corewell has made some additions to its leadership team in recent months. Tracie Morris began her role as the system’s chief people officer in September. Carlos Cubia took over as the chief inclusion, equity, diversity and sustainability officer in the summer.

Corewell’s logo, featuring blues and greens, reflects colors used by Beaumont, Spectrum and Priority Health, the organization said.

“The Corewell Health logo reflects the increasingly synergistic relationship between health care and health coverage, and our ongoing commitment to continuously improve the health of the communities we serve,” Julie Fream, chairwoman of the Corewell Health System Board of Directors, said in a statement.

Corewell isn’t the only Michigan hospital system making news of late.

Last month, Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan, completed its acquisition of Iowa-based MercyOne, which operates 16 medical centers. One of America’s largest Catholic systems, Trinity had jointly operated MercyOne under an agreement with CommonSpirit Health. In April, Trinity announced an agreement with CommonSpirit to acquire all of MercyOne’s facilities and assets.