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Sponsor Spotlight: Ascension

About Us

Organization Description
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 FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 145 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 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.
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As a Catholic health ministry, Ascension has a unique obligation and calling – reflected in our mission statement – to advocate for a more just and compassionate society in words and actions. We share in the call to accountability and advocacy against systemic racism and injustice. All of us share in the responsibility for using our time and talents to work toward eradicating discrimination. We have recommitted to bring about the just and compassionate society that is so central to our historic mission. We recognize that fostering a more inclusive culture and advocating for social justice can help to provide more equitable employment opportunities for all while also helping to remedy the healthcare disparities that have been perpetuated by racism and systemic injustice.

As part of a sustainable and systemwide commitment to listen, pray, learn and act to help address racism and systemic injustice, Ascension has launched a new justice-focused framework called ABIDE, which is built upon the hallmarks of Appreciation – Belongingness – Inclusivity – Diversity – Equity. The hallmarks of the ABIDE framework are demonstrations of Ascension’s historic mission, values, and commitment to social justice, compassionate action and advocacy for all, especially the most vulnerable.