Ascendient Welcomes Joann Anderson

Joann Anderson, practice lead for rural healthcare operations

Ascendient is pleased to announce that Joann Anderson has joined the firm to launch three new practice areas focused on strengthening healthcare leadership and operations, especially in rural settings. With a national reputation honed over 40+ years, Joann brings unmatched experience in rural healthcare leadership, including long service as both CEO (UNC Health Southeastern) and… Read More

Hospital Planning: 5 Financial Lessons from Covid-19

Hospital planning is depicted with a photo of various financial graphs and tables

COVID-19 continues to have a dramatic impact on the financial performance of healthcare systems across the United States. Ascendient analyzed multiple data sources from the first year of the pandemic and found five key financial takeaways for hospital planning. In 2020, healthcare systems experienced: Decelerated net patient revenue growth Increased salaries and benefits Weakened profitability… Read More