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Ascension Healthcare has selected Craig Cordola to replace Jesus Garza as its senior vice president and the ministry market executive of Ascension Texas effective Sept. 1, the Catholic-sponsored organization announced Tuesday.
Tom VanOsdol was named president and CEO of Jacksonville, Fla. based-St. Vincent's HealthCare, which is part of Ascension Healthcare, the largest not-for-profit health system in the country.
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Ascension has named Dr. Joseph Cacchione, a former Cleveland Clinic executive, president of its provider organization. In the newly created role, Cacchione will oversee a network of 6,500 employed providers across 16 states.
Ascension posted gains in operating income and net income in its fiscal first half, despite a $198 million, or 23% increase in uncompensated care for people living in poverty.
Rev. Dennis Holtschneider will oversee the Ascension Solutions Division, subsidiaries of Ascension Information Services and the Ascension Ministry Service Center, as well as the system's national strategy and advocacy functions.
Ascension has named Patricia Maryland as CEO of its giant healthcare division, replacing longtime Ascension second-in-command Bob Henkel, who is retiring in June.
Ascension has a letter of intent to sell its 220-bed Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital to the Marshfield Clinic. And over the next three years, Ascension plans to bring all lab work in-house at its 141-hospital system.
Ascension Ventures, the investment arm of hospital giant Ascension, was part of a group that recently invested $20 million in Reputation.com, one the largest and most influential providers of online reputation management services.
The Catholic health system will work with Lyft to ensure that a ride is always available for patients. Ascension is the first major hospital company to engage Lyft, which is rolling out a non-emergency medical transportation business across the country.
Some mission-driven, not-for-profit hospitals are beginning to waive deductibles for low-income patients as the number of Americans in high-deductible health plans rises.