The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University, has been named chair of the board of directors for the faith-based healthcare organization Ascension Health. As the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension delivers a variety of services and solutions to those in need. During their 2014 fiscal year, the organization provided $1.8 billion in care for persons living in poverty and also offered other community benefit programs.
“I’m delighted that Fr. Holtschneider has agreed to serve as chair of the Ascension board of directors,” says Anthony R. Tersigni, EdD, FACHE, president and chief executive officer at Ascension. “We look forward to his continued guidance and wisdom as we continue to create an integrated ministry across Ascension to bring truly person-centered care to individuals in the many communities we’re privileged to serve.”
The Ascension health system includes more than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers in 1,900 care facilities across the country. In addition to providing healthcare, the services and solutions Ascension subsidiaries offer include physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.