About Our Ministry

Our Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.

Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Core Values

We are called to...

  • Service of the Poor - generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence - respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity - inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Wisdom - integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Creativity - courageous innovation
  • Dedication - affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

About Ascension

Providence Healthcare Network is part of Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the nation and the world’s largest Catholic health system. Ascension’s Texas ministry is comprised of Providence in Waco and Seton Healthcare Family in Austin.

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based health care organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia as part of Ascension’s Healthcare Division. Through its Solutions Division, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

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