Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

Anthony Tersigni

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Professional Background:

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Health Alliance, Anthony Tersigni presides over the world’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system. Approximately 150,000 health care workers affiliated with Ascension Health serve in over 1,440 separate centers, with an annual operating budget well in excess of $21 billion. 

Prior to his current position, Tersigni joined Detroit Medical Center Corporation in 1984 as director of operations and COO of DMC Coordinated Health Care. From 1987 to 1994, he served concurrently as the CEO for Oakland General Health Systems, St. John-Oakland Hospital and Oakland General Entities Inc. In 1994, Tersigni was appointed executive vice president of St. John Health System and one year later, was named president and CEO. St. John Health serves the citizens of southeast Michigan and is the largest integrated health system of Ascension Health.


Ed.D in Leadership and Organizational Development from Western Michigan University

Point Of Interest:

Each year Ascension Health Alliance, through its subsidiary Ascension Health, provides more than $1.2 billion in care to persons living in poverty and community benefit programs. Tersigni has sought to create a modern corporate infrastructure for Catholic Healthcare leading the way to integrate efficiency, innovation and quality control even while fostering a corporate culture that exemplifies a healing ministry of Jesus in the largest Catholic Healthcare System in the world. 

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