Joseph R. Impicciche, J.D., M.H.A.



Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Ascension


Joseph Impicciche is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Ascension. He is responsible for providing legal counsel to the corporation, Board of Directors and executive management. He coordinates legal services for major projects and transactions, leads system-to-system affiliation initiatives, assists with business development activities, and manages outside legal relationships on behalf of Ascension.


Previously, Mr. Impicciche was a partner in a private law firm with a major concentration in public finance, business and tax law for non-profit organisations. He also served as General Counsel for St.Vincent Health in Indianapolis.


Because of his expertise, Mr. Impicciche has made presentations on tax- and business-related subjects to numerous organisations. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Missouri State Bar Association. He has served on the Board of numerous organisations, including, currently, the Board of Trustees of the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. He was recently recognised among the Legal 500 Corporate Counsel 100.


Mr. Impicciche earned a juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Indiana University. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., where he was a Lilly Scholar. He was an adjunct professor of commercial law at Indiana University School of Business for 15 years, and was an adjunct professor at Indiana University Law School from 1999 to 2003. Since moving to St. Louis, Mr. Impicciche also has taught at Saint Louis University School of Law.