The city's first hospital is getting a new name. Borgess Hospital, which came to be in 1889, will renamed to match up with its corporate siblings.

The new naming structure will lead with the Ascension name and then the legacy name

Current                                                           New

Borgess Medical Center                                  Ascension Borgess Hospital

Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital                      Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital

Borgess-Pipp Hospital                                    Ascension Borgess-Pipp Hospital

The goal is to brand all the Ascension facility all under the same umbrella. Ascension runs 15 hospitals across Michigan and numerous health care facilities.

The process of renaming the facilities began in September of 2016. According to a release "the first step in this process took place this past June with the rebranding of Ascension Michigan hospitals and outpatient facilities in Southeast Michigan. The continued rebranding of Ascension Michigan sites of care across the state will be rolled out in subsequent phases. These include Genesys Regional Medical Center, serving the Flint/Grand Blanc area; St. Joseph in Tawas City; and St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish."

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