Joseph R. Impicciche, JD, M.H.A.

Joseph Impicciche, JD, MHA, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Ascension, leading the Ascension Leadership Team to advance the health system’s Mission of providing compassionate, personalized care to all, especially those most in need. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer and earlier as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, providing legal counsel to the organization, Board of Directors and executive management.

Prior to joining Ascension, Mr. Impicciche was a partner in a private law firm with a concentration in public finance, business and tax law for nonprofit organizations. He also served as General Counsel for Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis.

As President and CEO of Ascension, Mr. Impicciche has been an advocate on numerous issues including the importance of greater access to care – especially for those who are underserved, gun violence as a public health issue, the need to reduce drug costs, and the use of technology to spur healthcare innovation. He also has represented Ascension at Scottsdale Institute and will speak in 2020 at The Twenty-Seventh Workshop for Bishops by The National Catholic Bioethics Center. Mr. Impicciche was named one of the Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare in 2019.

He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Missouri State Bar Association. He has served on the Boards of numerous organizations and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Foundation and the St. Louis Regional Chamber.

Mr. Impicciche earned a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Indiana University. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he was a Lilly Scholar. He was an adjunct professor of commercial law at Indiana University School of Business for 15 years, and an adjunct professor at Indiana University Law School from 1999-2003. He also has taught at Saint Louis University School of Law.