Ascension Health names Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, president of DePaul University, chair of board of directors
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension provided $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs in FY14. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 23 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
“I’m delighted that Fr. Holtschneider has agreed to serve as chair of the Ascension board of directors,” said Anthony R. Tersigni, EdD, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Ascension. “We look forward to his continued guidance and wisdom as we continue to create an integrated ministry across Ascension to bring truly person-centered care to individuals in the many communities we’re privileged to serve.”
Ascension is sponsored by Ascension Sponsor, a non-congregational public juridic person whose members include both laypersons and representatives of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louise Province; the Congregation of St. Joseph; the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; the Alexian Brothers Congregation; and the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother.
DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university
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