Ascension is a Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum and through innovation. Its subsidiaries include Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and non-profit health system. Ascension Health provides the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. In Fiscal Year 2013, Ascension Health provided more than $1.5 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs. Its Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 155,000 associates serving in more than 1,900 locations in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Other Ascension subsidiaries focus on service areas ranging from medical engineering to treasury management functions to venture capital investing. For more information, visit www.ascension.org.