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.”
In Wisconsin, Ministry Health Care, Columbia St. Mary’s, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and Affinity Health System have come together as Ascension Wisconsin. Ascension Wisconsin (ascension.org/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.
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:
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:
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.
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Our associates and physicians share a common purpose. It’s more than just caring for our patients, residents and their families around the clock. We partner together to foster an inclusive environment where every member of the team is valued. Together, we make our communities stronger.
We know that opportunities for professional growth and development are important to you. That’s why at Ascension Wisconsin we are committed to helping you gain job-related knowledge and skills that enhance your ability to perform current job responsibilities as well as prepare you for future advancement within the organization.
Wherever your professional talents lie, you will find rewarding work in an ideal setting at Ascension Wisconsin. From your orientation period to planning your career advancement, we will make sure that you will have the opportunities, training and support available to contribute to your professional success. We are pleased to be able to support your growth and development as we strive to be your health care employer of choice.
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If you are inspired by the opportunity to join an organization united around our Mission and providing the best possible health care experience, we invite you to learn more about working with Ascension Wisconsin
In 1848, six sisters arrived in Milwaukee and opened St. John’s Infirmary near the city’s cathedral. Just two weeks later, Wisconsin becomes a U.S. state. St. John’s Infirmary becomes Wisconsin’s first private hospital.
In 2016, Wisconsin operations and related corporate services of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare joined Ascension, adding the strengths and expertise of Wheaton’s 11,000 associates to Ascension makes Ascension Wisconsin the second largest health system in the state and one of Ascension’s largest Ministry Markets.
From 1848 to today, the unity of purpose of our One Integrated Ministry within Ascension still remains. It honors our common Ascension heritage, and helps us sustain and grow our ministry for the future, furthering the healing ministry of Jesus.
Some notable developments in the Ascension Wisconsin Ministry include:
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