Now that we’ve all been assigned an @commonspirit.org email address, many employees are confused about whether they should use it or the email address they used before we moved to Gmail.
With the transition to Google, we all now have an @commonspirit.org email address. We will all use this to log into Google Chrome to use Google Workspace apps, including Gmail, and find each other for chat or schedule meetings.
But if you work in a CommonSpirit division — where care is provided and supported — you should continue to use regional email accounts for your correspondence. So, if you’re an employee who has used @stvincenthealth.com) as your email address, you should not use the @commonspirit.org address for email correspondence.
Why? Because when CommonSpirit Health was created, it was decided that we would preserve our local brands within our House of Logos structure. So, local names and identities are used when communicating with patients and our communities. This same logic applies to our email domains, too.
Here are the settings to use in Gmail to set the correct default email address:
- Open Gmail.
- Go to the “gear” symbol in the upper right.
- Select “See all settings.”
- Select “Accounts” tab.
- In the “”Send mail as” section, make your local organization’s email address your default. And in that same section, make sure in the “When replying to a message” area, make sure the “Always reply from default address” is selected.
- That’s it!
Remember, when you set up your email signature or print business cards, please use your local identity and email address, too.
Email Brand@CommonSpirit.org if you have questions.