The last four markets to adopt the Ascension brand have about 100 care-delivery sites, as Baltimore's Ascension St. Agnes, Indiana's Ascension St. Vincent, Oklahoma's Ascension St. John and Ascension St. Thomas in Tennessee add Ascension to their names.
Ascension Health continues to grow its revenue, although its operating income was significantly stifled in its fiscal 2018 as the massive health system works to standardize its revenue cycle system-wide.
The deal will allow TriMedx to expand its healthcare clientele and Aramark to focus on its core food, facilities and uniforms businesses, executives said.
Ascension Wisconsin said its plan includes primary and specialty care at the center, along with an imaging center, urgent-care services, rehabilitation, occupational health and an ambulatory-surgery center. The organization also plans to hire 100 new employees.
Ascension is the latest health system to add a chief digital officer, a new but increasingly popular role in the industry. Eduardo Conrado comes to Ascension from Motorola.
Centene Corp. and Ascension signed a letter of intent to research launching a joint Medicare Advantage plan. The companies hope to hit several insurance markets in 2020.
Ascension will close its 283-bed hospital in Washington, D.C., Providence Health System, by year-end as it looks to replace acute care with more ambulatory services.
Ascension Medical Group has picked former VA official Dr. Baligh Yehia as the organization's chief medical officer.
Douglas Thompson, who was the CEO of revenue-cycle management company MedData, looks to capitalize on the estimated $2.4 billion process automation market as Ascension grows its ancillary businesses.
The largest Catholic health system in the country launched its subsidiary Agilify, which looks to replace labor-intensive, repetitive tasks with software automation for organizations across all industries.
Since online scheduling kicked off last fall, Ascension has seen about 20,000 patients every month make appointments either through the web or patient portals. About a third of those patients are new to Ascension.
Eighty percent of nearly 750 providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies polled said they are optimistic that the new health system-led generic-drug company will change the status quo, and 90% said they would buy drugs from it, according to a new survey.