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Ascension hints it will move away from hospital-focused system


Modern Healthcare (subscription required) reports:

“Ascension is restructuring as it pursues new strategic direction, hinting at transitioning from a hospital-oriented system to one that’s focused on outpatient care and telemedicine, the largest Catholic health system told its 165,000 employees early Friday morning via a video featuring Ascension President and CEO Anthony Tersigni that Modern Healthcare has exclusively obtained. ”

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Ascension CEO: U.S. needs a ‘healthcare policy’


Pleasure in cutting red tape


Ascension chief executive officer Anthony Tersigni talks to Becker’s Hospital Review about himself and his company, the largest Catholic hospital system in America.

He says he gets particular pleasure from cutting through red tape “and kind of get through the very bureaucratic and fragmented state of healthcare in this country today.”

He said he like “to get this country to create one national health policy. Since World War II, we’ve cobbled together what I characterize as financing policies, and we’ve actually taken models of care from other parts of the world and have brought it to this country. And that’s what’s complicating, that’s what’s fragmenting.”

And he said:  “I’ve got the best healthcare team in the country who’s much smarter than I will ever be. We’ve done some remarkable things because of their leadership capabilities.”


From ‘patient-centered’ to ‘person-centered’ care

Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO of  the Ascension,  based in St.Louis and America’s largest nonprofit hospital system, discusses the need for a holistic approach in today’s healthcare world means that “patient-centered care” is not enough. Rather, the phrase should be “person-centered” care as we move away from the old “provider-centric” model.

He says: “We view person-centered care as our sacred promise to support individuals’ lifelong health and well-being through holistic care. It’s something that goes back to our roots. We have a 200-year legacy of caring for the whole person — body, mind and spirit. ….We believe, as care develops in the future, it’s going to become much more personalized than it has been in the past. Bottom line, the emphasis on person-centered care is our way of demonstrating the commitment that our founders have had for the last 200 years.”

He says that all  this  means more work at Ascension for  such professions as social workers, nutritionists, coaches and partners for health.

He said:Our destination point is to develop the capabilities to take care of millions of lives from birth to death.”



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