Joseph Impicciche, JD, MHA, serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of 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.
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 spoke 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 has served on the Boards of numerous organizations and currently serves on the Board of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, National Catholic Bioethics Center, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Foundation, the St. Louis Regional Business Council, the United Way of Greater St. Louis, 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.