Ascension Healthcare, an American nonprofit health system that focuses on helping disparate populations, announced on May 2 that they will form a health care global supply chain joint venture with Ramsay Health Care (Gregory, 2018). Ramsay Health Care is one of the top private hospital providers in the world, based out of Australia. According to Ascension’s website, the joint venture is to institute a worldwide healthcare purchasing group to make health services more affordable (Ascension, 2018).