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 to develop and implement an internal audit function. 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 prominent healthcare networks, with ongoing operations in thousands of hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide.

True to our beginnings, CHAN Healthcare, now a subsidiary of Crowe Horwath LLP, remains dedicated to advancing healthcare organization’s missions by providing high quality, cost-effective internal audit, IT, clinical risk, compliance, and consulting services with integrity, innovation, and knowledge sharing.