Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Joins Ascension Michigan

Oct 01, 2015, 11:00 ET from Ascension

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective today, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, located in Rochester, Michigan, is part of Ascension Michigan.

"The Northern Oakland County presence of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center strengthens Ascension Michigan's ability to provide compassionate, personalized care to all, especially those who are struggling the most, throughout the state," said Gwen MacKenzie Senior Vice President, Ascension Health/Michigan Ministry Market Executive. Ascension Michigan also includes St. John Providence in southeast Michigan, Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, Genesys in Grand Blanc, St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish, and St. Joseph Health System in Tawas City.

As part of Ascension Michigan, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center will be better positioned to participate with other members of Ascension in clinically integrated systems of care to manage the health of populations in partnership with insurers and other care providers.

As part of the largest non-profit health system in the country, Crittenton will enjoy the support of a national system that is driving best clinical practices, cost efficiencies, and quality improvements.

"We look forward to integrating Crittenton into Ascension Michigan and sharing best practices throughout the state and with all of our clinically integrated systems of care," said Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Ascension, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Health

Financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center (located at 1101 W. University Drive, Rochester, Michigan) is a 290-bed acute healthcare facility serving communities in Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties. The medical staff of nearly 500 physicians provides a wide range of medical specialties. As a fully accredited teaching facility, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center provides a campus for residents from Wayne State University's School of Medicine who are specializing in Family Medicine, and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is also a teaching campus for nurses from Oakland University's School of Nursing. For more information, visit or call 248-652-5000.

Ascension Michigan
Ascension Michigan includes Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc, St. John Providence in Metro Detroit, St. Joseph Health System in Tawas, and St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish. Together, the health systems employ more than 25,000 associates and are a major economic driver in the state, with $1.5 billion in payroll each year. In fiscal year 2014 (before the addition of Crittenton Hospital Medical Center), Ascension Michigan provided more than $263 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty.

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, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all persons with special attention to those who are struggling the most. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 150,000 associates and 35,000 aligned providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 129 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including 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.


SOURCE Ascension