Doctor and patient

About Ascension

Listening to you, caring for you.™

Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate and personalized care for all, especially those who need it most.

At Ascension, our commitment to patients and families begins with the doctors, nurses and care teams serving in our hospitals and care sites across the country. Our Catholic identity and healing Mission call us to care for everyone with dignity and respect, valuing those we serve and those we serve alongside.

Our national presence enables clinicians and caregivers to share best practices and innovations to ensure that we are providing the right care, at the right time and in the right setting.

We are committed to an inclusive culture that recognizes and celebrates diverse talents and perspectives. We are called to serve. We are Ascension.

Who We Are

Ascension is one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems, with a Mission of delivering compassionate, personalized care to all with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2023, Ascension provided $2.2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 134,000 associates, 35,000 affiliated providers and 140 hospitals, serving communities in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

History & Sponsorships

Advancing an 800-year legacy and promise set forth by our original sponsor organizations to provide faith-based healthcare to those in need.

Executive Leadership

Recent National News
Ascension names two new members to its Board of Directors
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Ascension names two new members to its Board of Directors

Effective March 1, 2024, Ascension named two new members to its Board of Directors: Naveen Agarwal and Benny LaRussa.
Ascension Joins White House Commitment to End Hunger by 2030
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Ascension Joins White House Commitment to End Hunger by 2030

Ascension took part in the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities by committing to end hunger, improve nutrition and increase physical activity by 2030.
CHA Releases Statement in Defense of Catholic Hospitals' Care for Pregnant Women
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CHA Releases Statement in Defense of Catholic Hospitals' Care for Pregnant Women

The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) released the following statement in defense of Catholic hospitals' care for pregnant women.

FY23 Facts & Statistics

$2.2 billion

in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs

134,000

associates

140 / 40

140 hospitals and 40 senior living facilities

Contact Us

Ascension Edmundson building

Ascension Headquarters


4600 Edmundson Rd
St. Louis, MO 63134