Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Becomes Part of Ascension Wisconsin - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Published on March 01, 2016

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Becomes Part of Ascension Wisconsin

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is proud to announce that as of March 1, 2016, it is officially part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit and largest Catholic healthcare system.

Wheaton joins three other regional systems – Columbia St. Mary’s, Ministry Healthcare and Affinity Health System – to comprise Ascension Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to become part of Ascension. This relationship will support our efforts in delivering high-quality, compassionate and personalized care in the communities we serve,” said John Oliverio, President and CEO of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

Ascension and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare share a common mission of serving all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Both organizations are committed to promoting community and the common good, and advocating for a compassionate and just society.

What Does the Transfer to Ascension Mean for Wheaton Patients?

  • Our patients can expect business as usual with personalized, compassionate, and high quality care.
  • Wheaton’s insurance contracts remain in effect with the same network of providers.
  • Electronic and paper records remain with the entity where services took place.

View our Ascension Wisconsin Fact Sheet (PDF) to learn more, and watch for future updates here on our website.

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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Becomes Part of Ascension Wisconsin