Johnson Memorial and Saint Francis To Discuss Affiliation

Johnson Memorial Medical Center Enters into an Affiliation Discussion
with Saint Francis Care 

(Stafford Springs/Hartford, CT) - Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) and Saint Francis Care, parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, have entered into an exclusive and confidential agreement to explore an affiliation between the two entities.

This proposed affiliation will help maintain an inpatient hospital presence in north central Connecticut, expand clinical services, enhance physician retention and recruitment, and assist in the implementation of key capital projects.

“By affiliating all of Johnson Memorial Medical Center’s entities with Saint Francis, our organization will be positioned to serve the community for many decades to come,” said David Morgan, Interim President and CEO of JMMC. “We look forward to creating an affiliation that makes business sense,
but most importantly, we want to continue to provide our community with the highest quality care and service possible. Like JMMC, Saint Francis is patient-focused, which is why this prospective affiliation makes perfect sense.”  

“We are excited about the opportunity to consider this affiliation with Johnson Memorial Medical Center.  It will ensure continued inpatient hospital presence in north central Connecticut so that the right care, in the right place, for the right cost will remain in place for local residents.  This alliance will help to secure JMMC’s market position in the future and we are proud to be a part of this process,” said Christopher Dadlez, President and CEO, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

By accessing Saint Francis Care’s resources - including various clinical services such as oncology, behavioral health, pharmacy, and laboratory services - JMMC will enhance its continuum of care and realize substantial operational efficiencies. JMMC will also have immediate access to administrative and operational support. 

The prospective affiliation will help secure JMMC’s future market position while becoming an important element of the Saint Francis integration strategy for its market in northern Connecticut, where it currently has Access Center facilities in Enfield and Ellington. 

Discussions will also explore the possibility of integrating the members of Johnson Professional Associates, the hospital-employed physicians of JMMC, into the Saint Francis Medical Group. 

Saint Francis will work to develop a capital plan with JMMC, assisted by Cain Brothers, an employee-owned investment banking and strategic advisory firm that focuses exclusively on the health care industry.

Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) is the non-profit parent company of Johnson Memorial Hospital; Evergreen Health Care Center, which offers long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and recovery, and care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia; and Home & Community Health Services, a home health care and hospice agency. JMMC provides a continuum of health care services to those living and working in north central Connecticut and western Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care.  It services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit