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About Us

Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Through the conviction of our local and national leaders, our strategic direction guides us to provide:

  • Safe, effective, evidence-based care
  • Coordinated, efficient processes
  • Provide compassionate emotional and spiritual support
  • Assist the uninsured and underserved

Ascension is a steward of the gifts entrusted to us to strengthen our ministry’s ability to serve the poor and vulnerable. We support strengthening the Catholic healthcare voice and presence in the United States and affirm our commitment to collaborative relationships with those who are deeply committed to achieving access to holistic care for all.