Working at Ascension Wisconsin | Glassdoor

Ascension Wisconsin Overview

Glendale, WI
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Company Updates

  • October, 2018, Ascension Wisconsin became the first in the country to complete the full adoption of the Ascension brand!

    “Two years ago, we embarked on a journey to become one, unified health system across Wisconsin to ensure the people we care for receive the right care, at the right place, at the right time,” said Bernie Sherry, Ascension Healthcare senior vice president and Ascension Wisconsin Ministry Market executive. “The new signs have been installed, but more importantly is the work reflected through the collaboration of our associates and physicians in order to best meet the needs of the communities we are privileged to serve.”

    Southeast Wisconsin facilities, part of the former Columbia St. Mary’s and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare system, are now unified under the Ascension brand. They joined Ministry Health Care in the north and Affinity Health System in the Fox Valley, The four health systems now make up Ascension Wisconsin, operating 24 hospital campuses and more than 100 related health care facilities from Racine to Eagle River.

  • December 2018, Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport unveiled its new "Spirit 3" airplane — the first fixed wing base in north central Wisconsin. The airplane will enhance continuity of care while moving patients from one hospital to another across longer distances.

    “This new fixed wing service supports our mission of meeting the needs of patients in the rural setting and challenging weather of north central Wisconsin when seconds count,” said Ted Ryan, Director, Ascension Wisconsin Spirit Medical Transport. “This essential element adds to our comprehensive approach of providing exceptional critical care medical services in the communities we serve, and beyond.”

See AllSee All

Ascension Wisconsin – Why Work For Us?

In Wisconsin, Ministry Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and Affinity Health System have come together as Ascension Wisconsin. Ascension Wisconsin ( operates 24 hospital campuses, more than 100 related healthcare facilities and employs more than 1,300 primary and specialty care clinicians from Racine to Eagle River. 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. As such, Ascension Wisconsin provided more than $222 million in community benefit, including care of persons living in poverty in Fiscal Year 2018. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states.

Follow us on  Twitter @AscensionWisc and Facebook @AscensionWisconsin.   Click here to follow Bernie Sherry, our Market Executive, on LinkedIn.

Ascension Wisconsin is a part Ascension Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system/  Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states.

Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide, and for that reason, Ascension Wisconsin prides itself in employing some of the best nurses in Wisconsin.  We always welcome exceptional new nurses who are eager to join us.

Joining the nursing team at Ascension Wisconsin offers you opportunities for future development across the continuum of care from hospitals and outpatient settings to long-term and transitional care. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of diverse populations across Wisconsin.

You’ll work in an environment committed to professional development in nursing. We promote continuous learning, performance improvement, research, peer review, and mentoring.  This includes a Nurse Residency Program that helps new nurses make a smooth transition to the hospital setting with extra support to develop strong competency in new roles.  Our Graduate Nurses are the future of nursing and we are committed to providing them with the tools they need to become excellent practitioners, change agents, and leaders.

The main objectives of the Ascension Wisconsin Nurse Residency Program are:

  • Successfully bridging the gap from academia to professional RN.
  • Strengthen the communication, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking skills that
    are needed to be successful.
  • Bolster commitment to patient safety and patient centered care within Ascension.
  • Provide the tools and training needed to advance the profession and effect
    change though the use of process improvement, research, and evidence based
  • Improve leadership skills in preparation for leadership roles, whether formal or at
    the bedside.
  • Provide an environment to allow for support, sharing, and networking with peers.

Become an Ascension nurse, where your talent and passion can make a real difference.


Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, at Ascension Wisconsin 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.

Across the state, Ascension Wisconsin provided more than $257 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in the fiscal year 2017.  

This fall,  Ascension partnered with community organizations to host its third annual Medical Mission at Home event. The free event was designed to deliver healthcare, social and support services at a convenient location for patients. In the last three years, more than 600 patients have been served.  

At this most recent event in September 2018, 250 volunteers served 50 clients and provided over 200 unique services and procedures. Also provided were:

  • Flu Vaccinations
  • Medical exams
  • Foot and wound care
  • Dental screenings
  • Prescriptions at no cost – courtesy of the Dispensary of Hope
  • Mammography
  • Sports physicals

We also provided bags of food donated by a local supermarket chain.

For more than 169 years, Ascension Wisconsin has been dedicated to improving the health of Wisconsin communities we are privileged to serve. We continue to deliver compassionate,  personalized care to all, with special attention to those who are most vulnerable.

Ascension Wisconsin Reviews

Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Ascension Wisconsin CEO Bernie Sherry
Bernie Sherry
0 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Guest Services Representative"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in Racine, WI
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascension Wisconsin part-time (More than a year)


    Great Company Culture, Excellent compensation, Excellent Benefits, Friendly Management


    A few negative co-workers who complains and want more.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be "hands on". We feel as contributors to the Organization's success.

See All 226 Reviews

Ascension Wisconsin Photos

Ascension Wisconsin photo of: 2015 ALS Walk for a Doc
Ascension Wisconsin photo of: 2015 Best Dam Bike Ride for MS
Ascension Wisconsin photo of: 2015 Susan G. Komen Walk Participants
See All PhotosSee All

Ascension Wisconsin Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Patient Access Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Ascension Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) in August 2016.


    Typical interview questions, then I was asked to complete a short typing test. The process was quick and smooth, I was scheduled for an in person interview at Wisconsin heart hospital location within a couple weeks. The overall process was fast, but I wasn't offered a job at the same location I interviewed at.

    Interview Questions

    • How are your typing skills?   1 Answer
See All 38 Interviews

Ascension Wisconsin Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at Ascension Wisconsin? Share Your Experiences

Ascension Wisconsin
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
Click to Rate