Our History

CHAN Healthcare’s roots in the healthcare industry run deep. Our story begins in 1988, when the Daughters of Charity National Health System (now Ascension Health) hired an experienced audit executive named David LeMoine to develop and implement an internal audit function. At that time, internal audits were virtually unheard of in tax-exempt healthcare. David saw an opportunity, not just to fill this gaping hole but to do it in a way that would build respect for internal auditors everywhere. He saw a chance to move internal audit clearly beyond its previous status.

As word of Ascension Health’s healthcare internal audit function spread, other healthcare systems saw a need for similar services. To address the demand, CHAN Healthcare was formed in 1997 through the collaboration of Ascension Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, the two largest tax-exempt healthcare systems in the United States. Today, CHAN Healthcare has implemented internal audit functions at more than 20 healthcare networks, with ongoing operations in more than 350 hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide.

True to our beginnings, CHAN Healthcare remains dedicated to advancing healthcare ministries by providing high quality, cost-effective internal audit services with integrity, innovation, and knowledge sharing.