Ascension Health Alliance
Tony Tersingni, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Health Alliance
Ascension Health Alliance is a U.S. Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum and through innovation. Ascension Health Alliance began operations on January 1, 2012, as part of an organizational redesign to increase clarity, focus and accountability in a changing healthcare environment. Its subsidiaries include Ascension Health, the largest Catholic and non-profit health system in the United States.
Ascension Health (www.ascensionhealth.org) is committed to transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Last year, Ascension Health provided $1.2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs. Its Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 121,000 associates serving in more than 1,400 locations in the United States in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
Other Ascension Health Alliance subsidiaries focus on service areas including physician services, global mission support, treasury management, innovation acceleration, venture capital investing, and medical engineering.
Ascension Health Alliance’s Strategic Direction incorporates an outward promise to those it serves to deliver Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That Is Safe, and Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind, for Life, by the year 2020.
Among many key initiatives, Ascension Health has been exploring ways to adapt the success of NH and Dr. Devi Shetty in providing high-quality healthcare at lower cost to U.S. healthcare. The Health City Cayman Islands initiative gives Ascension Health Alliance the opportunity to positively impact the care being provided in the Caribbean region and to examine what can be learned from the Narayana Health approach.