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About Ascension Crittenton Hospital

Ascension Crittenton Hospital (ACH) provides a full continuum of clinical programs nationally ranked for quality excellence and a medical staff of nearly 500 physicians, representing a wide range of medical specialties providing primary, secondary and tertiary-level care. ACH has newly-renovated facilities and cutting-edge technology for providing patients with the most advanced medical care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Ascension Crittenton Hosptail is the destination of choice for top medical specialists and healthcare services. ACH is a fully-accredited teaching facility and provides a campus for residents from Wayne State University’s School of Medicine who are specializing in Family Medicine and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and is a teaching campus for nurses from Oakland University’s School of Nursing.

From the advanced Emergency Department with board-certified, emergency medicine physicians and nurses, to state-of-the-art critical care units, to the new Joint Replacement Center, ACH offers some of the best healthcare services where patients ‘Get Better’ in a warm, friendly and secure community setting.

In October 2015 ACH joined Ascension Michigan as the newest member of a network of 5 health systems across the state.  Ascension Crittenton provides a strong Northern Oakland County presence, complementing the other service areas of Ascension Michigan, which include St. John Providence in southeast Michigan, Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, Genesys in Grand Blanc, St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish, and St. Joseph Health System in Tawas. With this partnership our community now benefits from access to the largest nationwide, nonprofit collaboration of hospitals, medical practices and innovators called to deliver compassionate, personalized care for all.  ACH is stronger than ever as part of the Ascension family.

Learn more about this collaboration, and about the Ascension healthcare organization.

About Ascension

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.


Ascension Crittenton Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the health status of the individuals and communities we serve in partnership with our physicians, employees and community members.


To be the recognized healthcare:

  • Provider of choice
  • Educator of choice
  • Employer of choice

Ascension Crittenton Hospital Values
We are called to:

  • Service of the Poor – Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
  • Reverence – Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
  • Integrity – Inspiring trust through personal leadership
  • Wisdom – Integrating excellence and stewardship
  • Creativity – Courageous innovation
  • Dedication – Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

2017 Board of Trustees:
Peter deSteiger – Chairman
Timothy Crawford – Trustee
Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D. – Trustee
Robert Dery – Trustee
Judy Didion, Ph.D. – Trustee
Gwen MacKenzie – Trustee
Bradford J. Merrelli, M.D. – Trustee
Judge Julie Nicholson – Trustee


Ex-Officio Members:
Mary Gaughan, Esq. – General Staff
Keith Hinshaw, M.D. – Chief of Staff
Tomasine Marx – Crittenton CFO/COO


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Gwen MacKenzie
Senior Vice President
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Ascension Health


Chris Palazzolo
President and CEO
Ascension Crittenton

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Tomasine Marx
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

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Sheryl Wissman, MD
Chief Medical Officer

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Deb King, RN, MSN
Chief Nursing Officer

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Margo Aniol
Director, Human Resources

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