Former Ascension CEO, the primary to guide the well being system, passes away

Former Ascension Well being CEO Donald Brennan—who helped kind what grew to become the nation’s largest Catholic well being system—has handed away at age 83.

Along with main St. Louis-based Ascension till 2001, Brennan held the highest posts at Windfall in Washington, Group Well being and co-chaired a Washington state well being fee. He handed away peacefully at his house in Bothell, Wash. on Feb. 12.

Brennan was initially employed as a marketing consultant to assist plan the merger between the 2 Catholic methods that shaped Ascension. After spending a 12 months on the venture, he was named CEO of the brand new well being system, stated his son, Steve Brennan, who serves as Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare’s senior supervisor of state well being coverage.

Ascension’s present president and CEO, Joe Impicciche, stated in an announcement that Ascension owes a debt of gratitude to Brennan for his “visionary management and dedication to our mission.”

“As our first CEO, Don was a key chief within the collaborative course of to ascertain the mission and values that proceed to information Ascension at this time,” Impicciche stated. “Our ideas and prayers are with Don and his household.”

When Brennan retired as Ascension’s CEO