Dr. Joseph Cacchione is Senior Vice President, Ascension, and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Medical Group. In these roles, Dr. Cacchione is responsible for developing a culture of high performance for Ascension’s Michigan Ministry Market and its national medical group.
Dr. Cacchione came to Ascension in 2017 from the Cleveland Clinic. At the Cleveland Clinic since 2009, he began his role as Chairman of Operations and Strategy for the Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute in 2011. In this capacity, he helped build a high-performing specialty network of providers around the country who contract with the Cleveland Clinic. The network he established now has 5 million lives under contract.
Additionally, Dr. Cacchione has directed the onboarding of 700 physicians who moved from independent practices to the Cleveland Clinic’s private physician model over the last three years.
Through his earlier service at Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Cacchione gained important experience in Catholic healthcare. From 2004 to 2009, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief of Quality & Operations, overseeing the development of a number of service lines including orthopedics, oncology, neuroscience and cardiovascular. In his role with Saint Vincent, he also led physician alignment activities.
Dr. Cacchione is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology. He received his medical degree from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, and his undergraduate degree from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Cacchione is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology.