Ascension St Vincent's Health System

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Ascension St Vincent's Health System, formerly the St Vincent's Health System (STVHS) was a network of hospitals in the Birmingham area owned by Ascension Health, a national non-profit Catholic hospital network based in St Louis, Missouri.

Birmingham's first St Vincent's Hospital was established in 1898 as a mission of the Daughters of Charity.

In 1999 the St Vincent's Health System joined in the founding of Ascension Health, a network of more than 141 hospitals and 30 senior care facilities operated by Catholic charities in 22 states and the District of Columbia.

In July 2007, St Vincent's merged with Eastern Health System. Eastern's three hospitals were re-named with the St Vincent's moniker.

In June 2009 the system moved its corporate offices from space it was subleasing at the Galleria Tower to newly-available office spaces on its hospital campuses. In 2017 the system added the "Ascension" name and logo to all of its facilities.

On July 1, 2020 Ascension St Vincent's formally entered into a strategic alliance with the UAB Health System. UAB purchased Ascension St Vincent's Health System for $450 million in 2024.


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  • DeButts, Jimmy (June 20, 2008) "'Transitional year' means $29 million in losses for St. Vincent's" Birmingham Business Journal}
  • Velasco, Anna (July 16, 2008) "St. Vincent's system CEO Curtis James retiring" The Birmingham News
  • Tomberlin, Michael (May 16, 2009) "St. Vincent's to move Galleria offices" The Birmingham News
  • Oliver, Mike (September 23, 2014) "St. Vincent's hospital system CEO resigns." The Birmingham News
  • Yurkanin, Amy (October 24, 2017) "St. Vincent's and Providence Hospitals change names to Ascension." The Birmingham News
  • Leech, Marie (June 25, 2024) "UAB to acquire Ascension St. Vincent's Health System." Birmingham Business Journal