“Standard as Possible, Different as Necessary,” Is Ascension’s Approach to Quality Across Multistate System, Dr Cacchione Says

May 31st 2021

Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, executive vice president of Clinical & Network Services at Ascension, explained the advantages of working in a multi-state system during a pandemic and how Ascension catered its response to better serve diverse populations.

MED MOVES: Hospital workers sue over vaccine mandate; health system sues patients

May 30th 2021

Dr Cacchione Shares Ascension’s Lessons From the Pandemic’s Challenging Early Days

May 29th 2021

Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, executive vice president of Clinical & Network Services at Ascension, described some of the lessons he learned from operating in states that were hit hard during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Data Helps Drive the Mission of Helping the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19, Dr Cacchione Says

May 28th 2021

Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, executive vice president of Clinical & Network Services at Ascension, discusses how collecting data on social determinants on health and food insecurity helped address health equity during the pandemic.

Higher Transfusion Rates in GI Cancer Surgery Associated with Worse Outcomes

May 27th 2021

It is crucial to target the users of transfusions—surgeons and hospitals—with tools that can be used to change practice and limit transfusion to patients who actually need it.