Ascension Health

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Ascension Health
Industry Healthcare
Founded 1999
Headquarters Edmundson, MO, USA
Area served
United States
Key people

Robert J. Henkel, President/CEO and Charles J. Barnett, President, Healthcare Operations and

Services Hospital management
Revenue Increase$15.56 billion USD (2011)
Number of employees
113,500 (2011)
Footnotes / references
2011 Annual Report

Ascension Health is a non-profit company that operates a network of hospitals and related health facilities in the United States. It is the nation's largest Catholic and largest non-profit health system.[1] Its headquarters are in Edmundson, Missouri in Greater St. Louis.[2][3] The system has 77 hospitals. Crain's Detroit Business described it as the United States's "largest Catholic health ministry".[4]


Ascension Health was formed in 1999, when the four provinces of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul that were Sponsors of the Daughters of Charity National Health System (now combined into one – the St. Louise Province), and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth (now part of the Congregation of St. Joseph), brought their health systems together. In 2002, the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet became the sixth Sponsor when its health system became part of Ascension Health.

In September 2011, Ascension Health transitioned to a non-congregational Public Juridic Person (PJP) sole sponsorship model. The new PJP is known as Ascension Health Ministries and is authorized to carry out a ministry or apostolate in the name of the Catholic Church.[5]


Ascension Health was created on November 1, 1999 by the union of the Daughters of Charity National Health System based in St. Louis, Missouri and the Sisters of St. Joseph Health System based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In December 2002, Carondelet Health System based in Kansas City, Missouri merged with Ascension Health.[6] In 2011, Alexian Brothers Health System joined Ascension.[7] In 2012, Daughters of Charity Health System announced their intent to join Ascension Health.[8] Daughters of Charity Health System had previously been part of the Daughters of Charity National Health System. In 2013 Ascension Health completed a deal to acquire Marian Health System. The deal adds 16 hospitals to Ascension's previous 77.[9]


Ascension Health operates more than 500 locations in 20 states and the District of Columbia. In Fiscal Year 2011, Ascension Health managed a total of 16,515 available beds, 70 general acute care hospitals, 2 long-term acute care hospitals, 3 rehabilitation hospitals, and 4 psychiatric hospitals.[10][11]




District of Columbia[edit]





  • St. Mary's Warrick Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center
  • St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
  • St. Vincent Clay Hospital
  • St. Vincent Carmel Hospital
  • St. Vincent Dunn Hospital
  • St. Vincent Mercy Hospital
  • St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital
  • St. Vincent Medical Center Northeast
  • Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent
  • St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana
  • St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
  • St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital
  • St. Vincent Women's Hospital
  • St. Vincent Jennings Hospital
  • St. Vincent Salem Hospital
  • St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital
  • St. Vincent Randolph Hospital
  • St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital


  • Saint Agnes Hospital



New York[edit]




  • Seton Healthcare Family
  • University Medical Center at Brackenridge – Austin
  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas – Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Austin – Austin
  • Seton Edgar B. Davis – Luling
  • Seton Highland Lakes – Burnet
  • Seton Northwest Hospital – Austin
  • Seton Southwest Hospital – Austin
  • Seton Shoal Creek Hospital – Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson – Round Rock
  • Cedar Park Regional Medical Center – Cedar Park
  • Seton Medical Center Hays – Kyle
  • Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital – Austin
  • Providence Health Center – Waco
  • Seton Smithville Regional Hospital – Smithville
  • Seton Harker Heights Medical Center – Harker Heights


  • Lourdes Medical Center – Pasco


  • Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee – Milwaukee
  • Columbia St. Mary's Ozaukee – Mequon
  • Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin – Glendale
  • Mercy Medical Hospital – Oshkosh
  • St Elizabeth Hospital – Appleton
  • Calumet Medical Center – Chilton
  • Flambeau Hospital – Park Falls
  • Howard Young Medical Center – Woodruff
  • Ministry Door County Medical Center – Sturgeon Bay
  • Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital – Eagle River
  • Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center – Merrill
  • Ministry Our Lady of Victory Hospital – Stanley
  • Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital – Tomahawk
  • Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital – Weston/Wausau
  • Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital – Marshfield
  • Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital – Marshfield
  • Ministry Saint Mary's Hospital – Rhinelander
  • Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital – Stevens Point


  1. ^ Ascension Health: About Ascension Health
  2. ^ Home page. Ascension Health. Retrieved on July 4, 2013. "4600 Edmundson Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63134"
  3. ^ Doyle, Jim. "Edmundson-based Ascension Health takes over Marian Health System." St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 1, 2013. Retrieved on July 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Greene, Jay. "New name for St. John Health System." Crain's Detroit Business. March 8, 2010. Retrieved on July 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Ascension Health: Sponsoring Organizations
  6. ^ Ascension Health: Sponsorship and History
  7. ^ Alexian Brothers Health System announced plans to join Ascension Health's fold of hospitals
  8. ^ Daughters of Charity Health System to join Ascension
  9. ^ Ascension Health Finalizes Marian Health System Merger
  10. ^ Ascension Health: Ascension Health Statistics
  11. ^ Ascension Health: Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind - Hospital Facilities List

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