Joseph R. Impicciche, JD, M.H.A

Joseph Impicciche is President and Chief Operating Officer for Ascension. In this role, he has oversight of Ascension’s healthcare operations and services.

Mr. Impicciche previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, providing legal counsel to the organization, Board of Directors and executive management. He coordinated legal services for major projects and transactions, led system-to-system affiliation initiatives, assisted with business development activities, and managed outside legal relationships on behalf of Ascension.

Prior to joining Ascension, Mr. Impicciche was a partner in a private law firm with a major concentration in public finance, business and tax law for nonprofit organizations. He also served as General Counsel for St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, part of Ascension Indiana.

Because of his expertise, Mr. Impicciche has made presentations on tax- and business-related subjects to numerous organizations. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Missouri State Bar Association. He has served on the Board of numerous organizations. He was recently recognized among the Legal 500 Corporate Counsel 100.

Mr. Impicciche earned a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Indiana University.  He received a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he was a Lilly Scholar. He was an adjunct professor of commercial law at Indiana University School of Business for 15 years, and an adjunct professor at Indiana University Law School from 1999 to 2003. Since moving to St. Louis, Mr. Impicciche also has taught at Saint Louis University School of Law.