Dedicated to helping women take control of their health
As a woman, mom, gold medal gymnast and cancer survivor, Shannon Miller knows how important it is to make your health a priority. Simple things — such as understanding your health and getting yearly check-ups and cancer screenings — can make a big difference in your health. After retiring from gymnastics competition, Shannon devoted herself to helping women take control of their health.
But it wasn’t being a gold medal athlete that made Shannon an advocate for women’s health — it was her cancer diagnosis. In 2011, Shannon’s doctor noticed something was wrong. “I was suddenly in surgery at Ascension. And it was when I woke up from that surgery to have the mass removed that I found out that it was a rare form of ovarian cancer, but they had caught it early.” Shannon says that while a cancer diagnosis is never easy, she always knew she had support and great care along the way from her care team.
Now, Shannon urges women to put their health at the top of their to-do list. If she would have delayed her routine screening, her cancer may not have been found as early. That’s why yearly visits, preventive care and screenings are so important.
And as a wife and mother, she makes sure her husband and children — all born at Ascension St. Vincent’s in Jacksonville, Florida — get the care they need too. From pediatric care to primary care, specialty care, and ER care for adults and children, you and your family are connected to the care you need.
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Choosing the care that's right for you now is important. And you know yourself best. Talk with a doctor who starts by listening and getting to know you. Ask us your questions — big and small. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that is personalized to fit your needs. Whether you need a cancer screening or you have a health concern, we’re ready to deliver compassionate care.
When you choose us for your care, you’ll find a range of women's health services including primary care, cancer care, breast health, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), urogynecology, menopause care, emotional health care, weight management, skin care, heart care, osteoporosis treatment and more. And we connect the dots for you, from preventive screenings to specialists who are right for you.
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., 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 40 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.
Ascension has a compassionate, personalized approach to Women's Health.