Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, serves as Executive Vice President, Clinical & Network Services (CNS) for Ascension. CNS unites clinical and care excellence functions and subsidiaries that are core to Ascension’s healing Mission. Bringing these functions and subsidiaries together creates a unique opportunity to position Ascension for the future and to operate in a manner that transforms healthcare and proactively addresses the holistic needs of those we serve.
Dr. Cacchione came to Ascension in 2017 to lead Ascension Medical Group and later added oversight of Ascension Michigan. He was responsible for developing a culture of high performance for Ascension’s Michigan Ministry Market and its national medical group.
Prior to joining Ascension, Dr. Cacchione served at the Cleveland Clinic. He began his role as Chairman of Operations and Strategy for the Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute. 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 directed the onboarding of 700 physicians who moved from independent practices to the Cleveland Clinic’s private physician model.
Through his earlier service at Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Cacchione 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 was a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology.