New owner, new name for former Davis Hospital and other medical sites
LAYTON — Davis Hospital has a new name and a new owner.
During a celebration Tuesday afternoon, the facility’s name was officially changed to Holy Cross Hospital-Davis.
The 220-bed hospital, which had been owned by Steward Health Care, is one of five in the state and 35 medical group clinics to be acquired by CommonSpirit Health and Centura Health.
The other four hospitals include Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center, Jordan Valley Medical Center-West Valley Campus and Mountain Point Medical Center in Lehi.
“We are excited. Our employees are excited,” said Holy Cross Hospital-Davis CEO Mike Jensen. “I’ve had employees come up to me and cry because they see the mission and the vision that translates into a culture that is aligning more closely with their own personal culture.”
Centura Health President and CEO Peter Banko said the hospitals and clinics have been renamed in honor of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who opened Holy Cross Hospital. The hospital later changed its name to Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and will now be known as Holy Cross Hospital-Salt Lake.
“In my time here, I’ve met a lot of people, people who were born at Holy Cross or lost loved ones at Holy Cross or started their career here,” Banko said. “It’s important for us to take care of our people who work here so they can take care of you when you most need them, and that’s our mission.”
Banko said that while the health system is Catholic, the hospitals and clinics will provide spiritual care across all faiths. More than 3,100 caregivers will be employed under the new organization.
Jensen said the excitement of the new change can be felt throughout the hospital.
“As you walk down the halls, you can just feel it,” he said. “Our employees have a lot of expectations of great things to come.”