AUSTIN (KXAN) — Social security numbers, credit card information and more were impacted by a March data breach involving Ascension Seton’s legacy websites, according to a news release from Ascension Texas. On March 2, the agency was alerted to a... — read more
"The lawsuit, filed Feb. 22 and shared with Becker's, claims Ascension has attempted to cut labor costs while at the same time increasing executive pay, which has led to staffing problems at Ascension Saint Joseph-Joliet (Ill.) and other Ascension... — read more
"Taylor Critendon, a nurse for five years in the ICU, describes the current situation as a “nightmare.” She says, “Our biggest concern is patient safety.” Nurses are taking on five to eight cases at a time – for comparison, California has legally... — read more
After nearly 15 years, I was recruited for a new and hopefully better opportunity with a different health system in town. Sooo glad to be escaping while incompetent bo--s run the hospital into the ground.
Ascension Seton nurses overwhelmingly vote to strike following months of no deal on union contract Nurses are now slated to launch a labor strike, which will begin with a 1-day strike to... — read more
Time to sharpen up that resume! 1.4B quarterly loss
Surely there is more restructuring to come, as Joe and his ilk pad their golden parachutes some more... — read more
Thank GOD I am not working for this stupid company anymore
The grass IS greener on the other side. I had hopes, now I'm wiser.
$35,000 down the drain...
"Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Milwaukee has agreed to pay $35,000 to a deaf patient for whom the hospital failed to provide sign language interpretation during hospital stays in 2017 and 2018, according to the settlement agreement... — read more
4 clinics closing in MI
No where on the news whatsoever. Very busy rehabilitation clinics and many many jobs.
MORE restructuring at AT
Good grief, what more is there to cut?
"$18 BILLION in cash and investments, but hospitals starved for resources...
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) wants Ascension CEO Joseph Impicciche to detail "Ascension's questionable priorities that appear to go against its non-profit mission." "As a nonprofit, tax-exempt, health system, Ascension is required to provide... — read more
Ascension Washington, D.C. Hospital Converting to Housing?
Providence Hospital owner Ascension Health has hired two local developers to draft potential re-uses for the hospital’s closed campus in Northeast D.C. C.-based Menkiti Group and Bethesda-based EYA will hold a series of public meetings for input... — read more
Lead singer of MoTown group Four Tops to sue Ascension...
"A current member of Motown group the Four Tops is preparing to file a lawsuit against Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren over the alleged mistreatment and racial discrimination he faced while in their... — read more
Ascension denies culpability...
"Ascension’s bid to avoid accountability fits a pattern that is coming under growing scrutiny by the media and lawmakers alike. The conglomerate has recently been accused by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) as “operating like a private equity fund” for... — read more
Ascension scraps NE Washington, D.C. Healthy Village
"The Catholic nonprofit, owned by St. Louis-based Ascension, said this week it “intends to close” its urgent care center, which opened in July 2019 in the acute-care facility’s former emergency department, and diagnostic imaging center, which went... — read more
Are they selling?
Has anybody heard more?
Ascension Sells Providence Hospital in Mobile
"In a special called meeting Tuesday afternoon, the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees approved the $85 million purchase of Providence Hospital, owned by Ascension Health." "'When the acquisition closes this fall, Providence will become... — read more
Have been hearing about MORE layoffs at different levels. Not just the people who work in IT, but executive leaders, managers and departments. Making budgets fit for the next fiscal year? Lets see the PR team spin that one...
Nurses at a second Ascension Via Christi hospital in Wichita vote to join national union
Two large Ascension hospitals in Wichita KS. The first hospital, Ascension Via Christi St Francis, voted to form a union last November and now the 2nd hospital, Ascension Via Christi St Joseph, has also voted to... — read more
Gag order Severance Agreements NULLED
https://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/board-rules-that-employers-may-not-offer-severance-agreements-requiring Board Rules that Employers May Not Offer Severance Agreements Requiring Employees to Broadly Waive Labor Law Rights Office of... — read more
Layoffs continue in Austin - Directors were first in January, now they're cutting Managers
Some of these high performing Managers have been with Seton for 10+ years and have been walked off the job without notice, anyone in senior positions should be prepared to be let go at any moment...
Ascension finally under a microscope: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/providers/tammy-baldwin-presses-ascension-details-private-investments-after-media-reports
Hi - curious about this. What positions are they laying off? Is anyone safe? Nurses??
I almost wish I was laid off
I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Ascension has been a horrible employer for years and a lot of us are at the end of our rope. I'm now at the point where being let go with a severance, even a modest one, is a better alternative to being... — read more
Just received a notice that I’m being let go. Anyone else impacted?
It is impossible for the manager not to know that such a large amount of work is unrealistic to be done in the expected period. However, he insists that we meet such unrealistic goals and tries to convince us that we are not overloaded at all... — read more
This board has become unreadable
I don't know who the copy & paste king is but I wish they would stop!
2022 Was Hospitals’ Worst Financial Year in Decades, But 2023 Won’t Be Much Better Financial analysts have said that 2022 may have been the worst year for hospital finances in decades. This year looks like it will be yet another year of financial... — read more
Tens of thousands of Texans could potentially suffer from a major fallout between the state's largest insurance company and one of the country's largest health care networks, putting many providers and facilities out of network for patients... — read more
Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting
TOPEKA — A patient in mental health crisis undergoing treatment at the overcrowded Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph in Wichita brutally attacked a nurse checking his vital signs. “He comes off the bed and grabs her neck and he is intent on squeezing... — read more
Peace and Love, Inc.
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wednesday night several dozen protesters braved the elements to urge Ascension Wisconsin to re-open labor and delivery services at St. Francis Hospital. Ascension shut down those services just before Christmas, creating a void... — read more
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Indiana Ascension is closing Ascension St. Vincent Dunn, a critical access hospital in Bedford and nine medical practices in December, a move that will affect 133 employees. Missouri Ascension Technologies, the IT subsidiary of St. Louis-based... — read more
Ascension: "Love The Wealthy and Let The Poor And Vulnerable Fend For Themselves"
Big Nonprofit Hospitals Expand in Wealthier Areas, Shun Poorer Ones Despite lucrative tax breaks for serving needy communities, many large systems focus growth on higher-income neighborhoods "Of hospitals divested or closed by St. Louis-based... — read more
Not Even Louis Armstrong Could Sing "It's A Wonderful World" After Ascension Nurses Tell Their Story
Linda told Nurse.org that she has been personally threatened with potentially being “walked out” by hospital administration if she did not comply with her assigned patient assignments—ratios that were contractually inaccurate, forcing her to take... — read more
“It is not hyperbole to say that the entire U.S. health care system is in crisis.”
Ascension CONFESSES America's healthcare crisis is WORSE THAN MANY THINK!!! “It is not hyperbole to say that the entire U.S. health care system is in... — read more
Ascension to Patients: "Welcome to the THIRD WORLD"
“Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s is a first class structure on the outside, but THIRD WORLD INSIDE.” https://www.milwaukeemag.com/special-report-how-staff-shortages-are-undermining-care-at-columbia-st-marys-hospital/
Never question anything
One good indicator that this company has a culture of not valuing employees is that you can only have a problem here if you question something. How many times have you convinced yourself of that? Critical opinion, even if it is very... — read more
Ascension Indiana Prices 40% Higher Than National Average
"...Ascension’s (Indiana) pricing is roughly 40% higher than the national average..." https://www.wrtv.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/organization-calls-on-indianapolis-hospital-systems-to-lower-cost-of-healthcare Rand... — read more
Ascension to Patients: PAY UP OR ELSE...
Despite growing evidence of the harm caused by medical debt, hundreds of U.S. hospitals maintain policies to aggressively pursue patients for unpaid bills, using tactics such as lawsuits, selling patient accounts to debt buyers, and reporting... — read more