How a St. Louis-based healthcare system became one of the nation's biggest
Anthony Rocco Tersigni is one of the most powerful business leaders in the St. Louis area, but his is not a household name. A thoughtful, low-key executive, Tersigni often leads business meetings with a prayer. The multibillion-dollar organization that he has headed for 10 years also enjoys a low profile in its hometown. But under Tersigni's leadership, Ascension has emerged in the past decade as the nation's third-largest health care system — acquiring dozens of nonprofit hospitals and immersing itself in numerous for-profit ventures.
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