Ascension Health is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $1.3 billion in care of persons who are poor and community benefit last year, is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Our mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 150,000 associates serving in more than 1,500 locations in 23 states and the District of Columbia.
Our Strategic Direction incorporates an outward promise to those we serve to deliver Healthcare That Works, Healthcare That Is Safe, and Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind, for Life, by the year 2020.
We continue to build on the remarkable progress we have made as a healing ministry and share a sacred obligation on behalf of those we serve.Our actions are guided by the Mission, Vision, and Values on which our ministry is built. Through the conviction of our local and national leaders, our strategic direction guides us to provide: