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Ascension Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, In FY2016, Ascension ... Read more

Mission: 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 ... Read more

Ascension – Why Work For Us?


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 laity, in both leadership and sponsorship, to ensure a Catholic health ministry in the future.


  • Service of the poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Creativity: Courageous innovation
  • Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

A quick look at the nation’s largest nonprofit health system and world’s largest Catholic health system: 150,000 associates and 2,500 sites of care in 24 states, and the District of Columbia.

Ascension Health formed Ascension in 2012 to further its Mission of serving all persons especially those living in poverty and who are struggling the most, and to deliver compassionate, personalized care and lead healthcare transformation in the United States. Restructured as Ascension, we are positioned to meet the evolving needs of the people and communities we serve in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Today, we continue an 800-year legacy and promise set forth by our original sponsor organizations to provide faith-based healthcare to those in need. Learn more.


  • 1999: Daughters of Charity National Health System and Sisters of St. Joseph Health System form Ascension Health
  • 2002: Carondelet Health System joins Ascension Health
  • 2004: Ascension Health recognized as largest Catholic healthcare system in the United States
  • 2012: Ascension Health and subsidiaries form Ascension
  • 2012: Alexian Brothers Health System joins Ascension
  • 2012: Ascension partners with Narayana Health, Bangalore, India, and the government of the Cayman Islands to build Health City Cayman Islands, a 140-bed hospital bringing needed healthcare services to people throughout the Caribbean region
  • 2013: Health ministries of the former Marian Health System - Ministry Health Care, Wisconsin; St. John Health System, Oklahoma; and Via Christi Health, Kansas - join Ascension
  • 2014: Formed Ascension Senior Living, one of the largest nonprofit senior living providers in the U.S.
  • 2014: Established Ascension Health At Home - a joint venture with Evolution Health, a division of Envision Healthcare - to provide non-acute care services including home and hospice care and infusion therapy
  • 2015: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Michigan joins Ascension
  • 2016: The Southeast Wisconsin operations and related corporate services of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare join Ascension.
  • Today: Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, includes some 2,500 sites of care in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Ascension is a leading voice for Catholic healthcare and advocate among Catholic healthcare organizations.

Offering rewarding career paths for healthcare professionals across all disciplines.

At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. Join us as we deliver compassionate, personalized care to all.

At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages. We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace

We offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Wellness programs
  • Disability and life insurance benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition assistance
  • Retirement savings program 
  • Education and training through various programs

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    work hours are wonderful for working family


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    keep up the great work!

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Ascension (Pensacola, FL).


    peer interview without management present. interview scored and sent to management for review. management called with offer for the position and I have my 1month notice with my former manager. I applied within my organization which has a minimum of 1month notice be given

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