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Expanding Access for the Uninsured

Ascension Health

We currently have a US health-care system designed for middle-class America. I hope we can be part of redesigning that system to support everyone, including the most poor and vulnerable.1

—Anthony R. Tersigni, President and CEO, Ascension

In 1828, the Bishop of St. Louis sent a request to the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Maryland, a society of Catholic women that had been serving the sick and the poor since it was founded in Paris nearly two hundred years earlier. The bishop was concerned. He had seen the population of St. Louis triple in the past ten years to more than five thousand people, but there was no place to cure the sick or heal the injured. Would any of the Sisters of Charity ...

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