Saint Francis Care Suspends AHCN Affiliation Talks

(Hartford, Conn.) – Saint Francis Care has decided to no longer pursue a relationship with Ascension Health Care Network (AHCN) and has recently let the Letter of Intent expire.  Saint Francis Care will pursue other opportunities. 

“Our very high-quality clinical and operational performance will continue to provide, without interruption, the world-class, compassionate care that is our legacy,” said Christopher Dadlez, President and CEO, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.  “I am especially grateful to the Saint Francis team for their diligent efforts in helping us reach this decision,” Dadlez added. 

Details regarding this decision will remain confidential.  

About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Its services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit