Since 2003, when Ascension Health committed to its Call to Action, Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind has been an organizational imperative. For more than 10 years, we have been resolute in advocating for programs and policies that move us closer to our vision of 100% access and 100% coverage. Every day, our hospitals embrace the true meaning of Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind by initiating and expanding community-based care models that provide person-centered care to the nation’s most vulnerable.
Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, the scope of our Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind strategy has changed, but the challenges of 100% access and 100% coverage remain. Access continues to lead our Healthcare That Leaves No One Behind agenda.
Ascension Health is committed to community health improvement, striving to improve health and wellness for those living in the communities we serve. We will continue to provide care for the most vulnerable among us. Recognizing that the amount of charity care we provide is dependent on the evolving healthcare landscape, we will implement programs that respond to identified community health needs and that are directed to the poor and vulnerable.