Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
We offer primary and preventive health services through community health centers, including behavioral health, counseling services and support groups; medical laboratory services; clinical mental health counseling services; child development and early childhood education; dental care; health education, wellness, exercise and disease management programs; legal and social services, such as rent and utility assistance and food pantries; and senior services.
We provide business consultation and management and operations services for health systems including hospitals and medical clinics, nursing homes, acute care, long-term care, and assisted living centers, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care, imaging, cancer, heart, wellness and rehabilitation centers, pharmacies, health and physical therapy centers, convalescent, home health care and hospice care centers.
We also provide association services to promote the interest of medical patients and access to and growth of the healthcare industry, business services to promote public awareness of the transformation of healthcare, access to healthcare coverage for all, healthcare reform health disease prevention, health care costs containment, chronic disease management, healthcare policy and management, and grants for health awareness projects and incentives to promote all these health care related needs. Our programs include websites that provide access to web-based software for use in monitoring medical patient records, clinician responses, records, and monitoring of patient safety, facilities and personnel.
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We provide insurance services including property, casualty, and professional liability insurance services, underwriting for professional liability, insurance administration, claims adjustment, insurance claims administration services, claims processing, and consultation services. We also provide lead collection and matching services, insurance brokerage services, risk management services, insurance loss control management services, medical insurance case and utilization review and insurance claims adjustment services for healthcare purchasers and payors and providers and Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, we provide services in the field of group healthcare and medical insurance benefits for employees, namely, providing insurance coverage services, including insurance underwriting in the field of health and insurance administration. Finally, we provide information in insurance matters and advisory services in the field of employee benefits for group healthcare and business insurance offered to employees in addition to standard benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance including short term disability, long term disability, cancer insurance, accidental death and dismemberment.