Ascension - Columbia St. Mary's

Leadership: Travis Andersen

Founded Date: 1848

Annual Sales: $5.9 Million

History

  • In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 24 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 23,500 associates.

  • Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.

  • Serving Wisconsin since 1848, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

  • Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia

Mission and Vision

  • Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

  • We envision a strong, vibrant Catholic health ministry in the United States which will lead to the transformation of healthcare. We will ensure service that is committed to health and well-being for our communities and that responds to the needs of individuals throughout the life cycle. We will expand the role of the laity, in both leadership and sponsorship, to ensure a Catholic health ministry of the future.

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Core Values

  • Service of the Poor - Generosity of spirit, especially for the persons most in need

  • Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity of diversity of life

  • Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership

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