Ascension names Stricker to lead Ascension Post-Acute Services

Daniel (Danny) Stricker has been chosen to lead Ascension’s new Post-Acute Services Division— bringing in-depth knowledge of the strategic and operational aspects of the post-acute industry, to this new role as president of Ascension Post-Acute Services.

In his new role, effective July 1, Stricker will provide strategic and operational leadership over Ascension’s diversified post-acute services, including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, short-term rehab and PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) within the Ascension Living portfolio. In addition, Danny will assume responsibility for the home health, hospice, palliative care, home infusion and home medical equipment service lines.

“Danny has been a trusted, Mission-focused leader within Ascension for many years,” said Craig Cordola, senior vice president, Ascension, in announcing Stricker’s promotion. “He has skillfully connected senior living to the broader healthcare ecosystem by focusing on personalized and quality care that meets the health care consumer’s real needs.”

Stricker most recently served as chief operating officer for Ascension Living, where he directed operational and clinical integration of post-acute services to achieve exceptional outcomes and effectively position Ascension Living to be competitive in the value-based care marketplace.

Prior to that, Stricker served as regional chief executive officer for Ascension Healthcare’s Carondelet Long-Term Care Facilities in Kansas City and upon the formation of Ascension Living in 2014, he served as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, where he led key, strategic initiatives for the organization.

Stricker, who grew up inthe St. Louis area, received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in management from William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, and a master’s degree in health administration from Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Ascension Executive Ministry Leadership formation program and in 2016, Danny was recognized as one of the Catholic Health Association’s “Tomorrow’s Leaders.”

Stricker and his wife, Julia, have three children, Sophia, 9, Danny, 7 and Scarlett, 4, and live in Des Peres, Missouri.

“I am honored to lead a mission-inspired team who is intentional about providing compassionate care, where it is wanted and when it is needed.” said Stricker.



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Ascension Living, based in St. Louis and part of Ascension, is a mission-driven senior living provider deeply connected to our Catholic faith that cares for the physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being of all individuals we serve. Our Mission calls us to provide spiritually centered, holistic care to seniors, particularly those most in need. We offer a wide range of programs tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults. Regardless of everyone’s stage in life, our goal is to provide seniors with opportunities designed to make their lives joyful, enriching and satisfying. With communities in 11 states and the District of Columbia, our ministries are continually developing and adopting new best practices in care that enhance the experiences of our residents, program participants and patients. Learn more at www.ascensionliving.org.


The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.