St. Vincent announced Oct. 2 will add Ascension to its name to become Ascension St. Vincent.
Since 1999, St. Vincent has been part of Ascension, a nonprofit health agency with 2,600 sites of care and 34,000 providers across the nation.
With the change, St. Vincent will adopt the Ascension logo.
“We have established a strong reputation for exceptional care at St. Vincent and connecting our care across states allows us to think bigger and create a national reputation of excellence in the compassionate care we provide close to home,” stated St. Vincent CEO and Ascension Indiana Ministry Market Executive Jonathan Nalli. “Adding the Ascension name to our own reflects the strength of being part of this national network.”
The company said patients won’t see a change when it comes to seeing their regular doctors, only that the physicians will be better connected to other healthcare professionals across the country.
“The patients and families we serve have high expectations for excellent, personalized care delivered easily and conveniently,” stated Ascension Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Nick Ragone. “By creating consistent names across Ascension facilities and services nationwide, we’re making it easier for patients to access the care they need and expanding our efforts to deliver high-quality, affordable care for everyone with special attention to those most in need.”
St. Vincent joins Ascension systems in three other states in beginning the move to a unified name, which will take place within the next year. Last October, Ascension’s sites of care in Kansas, Texas, Alabama, Florida and New York adopted the Ascension name.