Certitude is a healthcare professional liability insurance program created exclusively for physicians and healthcare providers who are affiliated with an Ascension health ministry. It is designed to support patient safety and protect physicians and healthcare providers who are affiliated with participating health ministries.

Created in 2011 for Ascension and underwritten by ProAssurance companies*, Certitude takes a unique and effective approach. Its focus on patient safety, alignment of physicians and hospitals, cost savings, and fair treatment helps ensure better outcomes and greater peace of mind. Certitude protects more than 3,500 physicians and healthcare providers at over 20 Ascension health ministries with more sites being added. Learn about your health ministry’s Certitude program.

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Certitude® by Ascension

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care - including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 19 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

Underwritten by ProAssurance

ProAssurance specializes in healthcare professional liability insurance. ProAssurance Group is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. With its pledge to fair treatment and transparency (and a 40-year history of management excellence), ProAssurance protects physicians with strong coverage, substantial risk management resources, and tough claims defense. ProAssurance is physician-focused and offers a unified defense where feasible.

*The Certitude® healthcare professional liability insurance program for Ascension-affiliated physicians is underwritten by ProAssurance Corporation companies: ProAssurance Indemnity, Inc. (AL, CT, DC, FL, IN, KS, MD, OK, TN, and TX), ProAssurance Casualty Company (IL, MI and WI), and ProAssurance American Mutual, a Risk Retention Group (NY).