Founded in 1952, Ascension St. John Hospital is a regional-referral teaching hospital (affiliated with Wayne State University) with 772 licensed beds, a 1300-member medical staff and more than 50 medical and surgical specialties. Ascension St. John Hospital is known for excellence in cardiology, oncology, neurosciences, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, women’s services, pediatrics, and medical education. Ascension St. John Hospital is a Level One Trauma Center, one of the busiest in the nation, and has both a Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure Center accreditation. We offer excellence in cancer treatment and prevention at the Van Elslander Cancer Center. Our wide array of pediatric specialists work in our large inpatient pediatric unit, PICU, and Level III NICU or Level II Special Care Nursery. We were named a Blue Distinction Center in both cardiovascular and orthopedic care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.