Woods System of Care, a Pennsylvania and New Jersey-based nonprofit organization that serves approximately 22,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral and mental health challenges, and acquired brain injuries, and St. Mary Medical Center and Nazareth Hospital, part of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic the largest Catholic healthcare system serving the Greater Philadelphia area, are pleased to announce their partnership to ensure high quality healthcare for the individuals Woods’ serves and the dedicated and compassionate staff who care for them.
“This partnership makes sense on many levels for both St. Mary Medical Center and Woods,” said Michael Magro, DO, MBA, FACOI, “but the biggest benefits will be realized within our community. As two organizations with ‘caring’ at the core, our values and philosophies align; both strive toward innovation and clinical excellence. My colleagues and I look forward to a renewed relationship with the residents and staff of Woods to provide the best healthcare possible.”
Dr. Magro was named president of St. Mary Medical Center in July of this year. He also serves as president of Nazareth Hospital, a role he has held since 2018. Under his leadership has come a renewed commitment by two of Bucks County’s largest nonprofit employers to collaborate on innovative healthcare solutions that ensure equity and excellence. Dr. Magro became acquainted with Woods’ president and CEO, Tine Hansen-Turton, shortly after taking the helm at St. Mary, and these two leaders quickly found a way for Woods and St. Mary to work more closely together.
“Dr. Magro is an innovative and dynamic leader who believes in the power of building strong and lasting relationships with community stakeholders, as demonstrated by this new collaboration. Both St. Mary and Woods are committed to improving the overall health and well-being of our community and this agreement is just the beginning of that effort,” stated Hansen-Turton. Next steps will likely include activities to improve health equities in Bucks County generally and to help train St. Mary’s residents and practitioners in caring for the special needs population, she said.
“St. Mary and Woods have been neighbors for a long time, but in a sense we are new to each other – and that makes our journey of opportunity together even more exciting,” Dr. Magro said.
About St. Mary Medical Center
Established in 1973, St. Mary Medical Center is guided by its Catholic-health core values of reverence, stewardship, integrity, justice and commitment to the underserved. Located in Langhorne, Pa., and with 371 licensed beds, St. Mary is a community teaching hospital and offers state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled physicians and clinical professionals to provide advanced care for complex cases. St. Mary offers advanced non-invasive treatments, adult and pediatric emergency services, inpatient medical and rehabilitation facilities, along with supportive health and wellness programs. St. Mary is designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Level II Trauma Center. St. Mary offers an NAPBC-accredited breast program, a Commission on Cancer-accredited cancer program and is a member of the Penn Cancer Network. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a Regional Health System that includes Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa.; Nazareth Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia; Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Del.; St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. and home health and LIFE programs. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. For more information, visit www.st-marys.org.
About Woods System of Care
Woods System of Care/Woods Services is a nonprofit, life cycle care management and advocacy organization that, along with six affiliate organizations located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey – Abilities of Northwest Jersey; Allies, Inc.; Archway Programs; Legacy Treatment Services; Tabor Services; and Woods Community at Brian’s House – provides innovative, comprehensive, and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health, and case management services to more than 22,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, behavioral, child welfare, and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex medical and behavioral healthcare needs. Founded in 1913 by Philadelphia schoolteacher Mollie Woods with two simple goals – to advance quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities – Woods continues its mission today by helping children and adults with disabilities and challenges to achieve their highest potential. Among the ways Woods does this is through its population health management strategy, which includes the integration of primary and specialty medical care with behavioral health. For more information, visit woods.org.