100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Anthony Tersigni, 66
President and CEO, Ascension Health
- Compensation: $14,325,063 - according to 2014 IRS Form 990
- Years on list: 12
Tersigni, head of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare system, measures decisions and results against a simple premise: are they aligned with the system's mission of caring for the poorest and most-vulnerable people in Ascension's 21 major markets? With that guidance, Ascension this year became the first giant hospital system to waive deductibles for all patients with incomes of less than 250% of poverty level. And it launched its biggest marketing campaign ever to attract veterans to its 125 hospitals and thousands of doctors under the $10 billion Veterans Choice program that provides an option for veterans to seek care outside of the Veterans Affairs system.