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Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have come together as CommonSpirit Health, creating a new nonprofit Catholic health system focused on advancing health for all people and serving communities in 21 states.
A highly experienced group of professionals has been named as the executive leaders for CommonSpirit Health, the new nonprofit Catholic health system created by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. These leaders will assume their new roles following the completion of the alignment, which is on track to close by Dec
Two leading U.S. health systems – Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health – who announced a Definitive Agreement to combine their health ministries in December 2017, have chosen “CommonSpirit Health” as the name of their new organization. The two systems expect to complete the transaction by the end of 2018.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has received the Melanoma Hope Network Center of Excellence designation, one of only 17 centers in the country, and the only one in Tennessee. This designation recognizes melanoma treatment centers and physicians that offer exceptional care, knowledge and compassion to patients diagnosed with advanced melanoma.
The governing Board of Stewardship Trustees has been selected for the new national, nonprofit Catholic health system that will be created through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. The new board will become effective when the alignment closes.
TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, announced today that is the first hospital in the Midwest and the third in the country to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Brain Tumor Certification.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, continued its steady path in fiscal 2018 toward positive financial results, generating an improvement of nearly $317 million in operating income– a 53% increase over the previous year.
Catholic Health Initiatives has joined six other large health systems to establish Civica, a nonprofit generic drug company that will help patients by addressing shortages and high prices of lifesaving medications.
TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH, is partnering with BrightView, a local outpatient addiction medicine practice, to help TriHealth providers who have questions about treatment care of patients with opioid use disorders. The partnership will complement TriHealth’s current alcohol and drug programs and ability to provide a seamless continuum of care.
CHI Memorial and The Chattanooga Heart Institute, Chattanooga, TN, have donated three electrocardiogram (EKG) machines and supplies to Walker County Schools in North Georgia. The machines will be used by students in health care science classes, part of a Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education (CTAE) program
Catholic Health initiatives helped spearhead an 18-month-long effort to create a diagnostic code that will allow medical professionals to identify victims of human trafficking when they arrive at facilities seeking health care.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, has awarded new grants totaling $5.2 million this year to innovative programs designed to build healthy communities. In addition, CHI’s Mission and Ministry Fund will provide $4.1 million this year to earlier grantees supported through multi-year funding, including a
Catholic Health Initiatives continued its ongoing financial-improvement plan in the third quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, posting significant gains in both operating income and operating EBIDA (earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization) during the three-month period ending March 31.
Colleen Scanlon, CHI’s senior vice president and chief advocacy officer, is the recipient of the Catholic Health Association’s prestigious Sister Concilia Moran Award for 2018. She will accept the award at the CHA Assembly in June.
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling and Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, received Blue Distinction® Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky. Saint Joseph Mount Sterling received a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care designation; Saint Joseph East received a with a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery designation.
Representatives from Hubbard County, MN, including colleagues from CHI St. Joseph’s Health, headed to Washington, DC, to attend the 28th Annual National Leadership Forum of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of Americas (CADCA).
Kevin E. Lofton, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 Minorities Executives in Healthcare.” Lofton, who has led CHI for more than a decade, has been named to all five biennial listings of top minority health care executives since the magazine began the exclusive.
CHI Health at Home, the national home health provider for CHI, has 16 home care agencies in the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of excellence from the National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth. HomeCare Elite annually identifies the top 25% of all Medicare-certified agencies across in the country, as well as the top 100 and top 500.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, introduced a new, mobile way to screen for lung cancer. ‘Breathe Easy’ is a motor coach equipped with a low-dose computed tomography (CT) machine. This technology is the first of its kind in the Chattanooga region, and it’s the only fully independent unit in the nation.
Five CHI hospitals received a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating, the highest possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care. Only 337 hospitals nationwide received a 5-Star rating, which is based on hospital inpatient and outpatient quality program data.
Catholic Health Initiatives operated essentially on a break-even basis in the second quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, posting an operating loss of just $1.5 million after recording a deficit of approximately $146 million in the same three-month period of the previous fiscal year, the organization announced today.
More than 150 lives were saved in 2017 thanks to a record-breaking number of organs transplanted at the Jewish Hospital Trager Transplant Center, a joint program of the University of Louisville School of Medicine and KentuckyOne Health.
The Surgical Review Corporation named Saint Joseph East, Lexington, part of KentuckyOne Health, a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery. Saint Joseph East is the only hospital in central Kentucky to receive this designation, which is based on patient volume, outcomes and the types of procedures offered.
A recent retreat attended by nursing leaders from three KentuckyOne Health hospitals in the Lexington area – Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Jessamine – included a surprise visit to 320 Linden Walk in Lexington, where the original Saint Joseph Hospital opened in 1876.
Xavier University and TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH – two long-time, faith-based organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for all – broke ground on the Health United Building (HUB) on the Xavier campus.
CHI Memoria, Chattanooga, TN, and Rob Headrick, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, announced the opening of the Chest and Lung Cancer Center at the Rees Skillern Cancer Institute. “Lung cancer affects so many in our community,” said Helen Kuroki, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer for CHI Memorial.
VNA Health at Home, part of KentuckyOne Health, received a grant for $516,095 to help fund its Personal Care Attendant Program (PCAP). The program serves Kentucky adults with severe physical challenges who wish to live independently, but need financial assistance and the help of a personal care attendant.
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East, Lexington, part of KentuckyOne Health, welcomed its first baby of 2018 at 5:48 a.m. on Jan. 1. Bryce Barron and Jaleigha York of Berea, KY, welcomed Letty Jae Barron. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.
At Jewish Hospital in Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, a team of surgeons recently used an advanced microsurgical technique to take abdominal tissue from one identical twin and use it in breast reconstruction for the other twin: something that has happened only five times in the world.
The Mercy College bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program in Des Moines is Iowa’s only recipient of 2017 funding for a White Coat Ceremony. More than 80 new undergraduate students at Mercy College School of Nursing participated in the school’s first-ever white coat ceremony, a rite of passage that welcomes students into medical professions.
CHI oncology investigators and research teams from around the system received a total of 11 awards at the annual meeting of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP). This NCI-supported network brings cancer prevention clinical trials and cancer care delivery research to people in their home communities.
TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH, has set new goals to increase the organization’s leadership diversity and supply chain spending with minority, women and veterans. This is part of TriHealth’s long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion, according to Mark Clement, president and CEO.
Throughout CHI, spiritual care teams are ready to provide comfort, compassion, and hand-on help in many situations. A recent story in Catholic Health World looks at how spiritual care teams rise to the occasion during natural and man-made disasters: and, the first example is the spiritual care team at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical
Joe Johnson, the program coordinator for the FATHER Project, received Outstanding Professional of the Year award at The Nurturing Fathers Program 2017-2018 Summit. Since launching in 2011, the FATHER Project of CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Health, Park Rapids, MN, has provided life-changing support for families.
Pediatric and infant heart and vascular patients at Saint Joseph London, London, KY, now have better monitoring technology closer to home. With the help of a $10,000 grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the hospital has purchased echo probes sized specifically for smaller patients.
Catholic Health Initiatives reported net excess of revenue over expenses of $136 million in the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year – a 3.5 percent excess margin that represents more than a three-fold increase over the same period in the previous fiscal year.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Lexington, KY, completed a major renovation to the Wilma Thornton Cardio Thoracic Vascular Suite at Saint Joseph Hospital. The unit is named in honor of Mrs. Thornton, a former patient who passed away in 2011 at age 86.
Centura Health recognized Peter D. Banko, the new president and CEO of Centura, at a Commissioning to Leadership Ceremony. Honoring the history and traditions of its founding sponsors, Adventist Health System and CHI, the Commissioning to Leadership Ceremony celebrated and blessed Peter as he prepared to assume his new role.
More babies are born at TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, than any other hospital in Southwest Ohio. Now, their moms and dads and families will have new, private rooms and other amenities when they welcome their babies into the world.
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, is inviting the community to learn more about weight-loss procedures with a live broadcast of an upcoming weight-loss surgery. On Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m., KentuckyOne Health will broadcast the surgery via Facebook Live and provide live tweets on Twitter.
Catholic Health Initiatives reported a nearly 17% increase in the 2017 fiscal year in operating EBIDA before restructuring, as two of its largest markets registered double-digit volumes in this key measure of operating income.
TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH, signed a letter of intent with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to create a laboratory joint venture that will offer comprehensive, high-value outpatient laboratory services to the Tri-State (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) area.
The Healthy Kids Outreach Program (HKOP) of the Mercy Foundation, Roseburg, OR, was awarded two grants to support continued dental hygiene and education for students in Douglas County. The C. Giles Hunt Charitable Trust donated $5,000, and $3,000 was given by the Juan Young Trust.
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Lexington, KY, awarded scholarships to 13 nurses in the Lexington area. The scholarship awards total $17,000, and help provide KentuckyOne Health nurses with educational opportunities and the ability to pay off student loans. A reception on July 18 honored the local nurses selected for a scholarship.
After an extensive physician search and the renovation of a new facility, the CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health Behavioral Health Center opened to patients and families on Aug. 7. Located in East Lampeter Township, PA, the new center is led by a team of dedicated mental health professionals.
The Minnesota Department of Health recently designated CHI St. Joseph’s Health, Park Rapids, MN, as a Level 4 Trauma Hospital, and the hospital is now part of Minnesota’s statewide trauma system. The process included an outside review of the hospital’s resources and capabilities to care for trauma patients.
Catholic Health Initiatives has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to implement an innovative model for addressing the social determinants of health as an integral part of the health care we provide and to help develop pathways and opportunities to build and sustain healthy communities.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, has awarded new grants this year totaling nearly $3.5 million to innovative programs designed to build healthy communities.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, has awarded new grants this year totaling nearly $1 million to innovative programs designed to build healthy communities.
KentuckyOne Health Partners (KHP), the state’s largest accountable care organization, was recognized with Elite 5-Star status from CAPG, a professional association for accountable physician groups. KHP is one of only 87 organizations nationwide to receive the Elite honor in 2017.
Alison Mason, RN, CHI’s national director of quality informatics, is featured in a Health Leaders article about nurses’ adoption of evidence-based practice. In the article, Mason discusses how CHI enables nurses to challenge evidence-based practice as a way to provide their input, which can lead to better acceptance of changes in practice
Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health, has teamed with local organizations to encourage people to improve their health through physical activity. Saint Joseph Martin, the Floyd County Health Department and the Floyd County Diabetes Coalition are hosting a free Walking Club each Tuesday through September.
The Trager Transplant Center at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, was selected to participate in the second pilot phase of the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN), a three-year project intended to increase transplantable kidney utilization and study new methods of quality monitoring.
Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA, received an $84,000 Dash Emergency Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates to operate and maintain a student emergency aid program.
CHI St. Gabriel’s Health, Little Falls, MN, received the Minnesota Hospital Association’s Innovation of the Year in Patient Care honor for small hospitals. In 2015, CHI St. Gabriel's Health received a State Innovation Model grant to focus on a population of patients using narcotics for chronic pain.
CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington, Carrington, ND, was named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation for 2017. This is the third time since 2014 that CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington has been recognized with the Top 20 distinction.
The Healthy Kids Outreach Program (HKOP) of the Mercy Foundation, Roseburg, OR, was recently awarded a grant of $124,000 from the Ford Family Foundation in support of continued dental hygiene and education for students in Douglas County.
The contribution of more than 35 blankets from staff of CHI St. Francis Health is helping to maintain a tradition at CHI Health at Home-Hospice in Breckenridge, MN. Each person admitted to hospice care receives a handmade fleece comfort blanket that their family, in turn, gets to keep.
Patient safety is always a priority at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, and one way they help people stay healthy is monitoring the amount of radiation patients receive at CHI Memorial’s hospitals. CHI Memorial participates in Image Wisely, an awareness program of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America...
For the third year running, employees of Conifer and CHI St. Mary’s Health, Nebraska City, CE, participated in the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive sponsored by Conifer. This year, the collaboration resulted in 199.6 lbs. of cereal donated to the local food pantry, contributing to a total of more than 550 lbs. in the last three years.
Continuing Care Hospital and Our Lady of Peace, each part of KentuckyOne Health, were honored by the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA). The KHA Quality Awards honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment to patient care.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee designated the cardiac care program at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Cardiac Care, part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are proven to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures developed with input..
TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH, is creating a comprehensive neuroscience institute in partnership with Mayfield Brain & Spine, a world leader in neurologic surgery. The institute will provide state-of-the-art surgical care for the brain, head, neck and spine, as well as advanced stroke care.
To help patients and visitors find their way around campus, CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, introduced a new, free wayfinding app. The CHI Memorial app includes maps of all floors of the main hospital, with indicators for key locations, such as cardiac services and the outpatient lab, elevators, eateries, restrooms, nurses’ stations, and even...
Mercy Medical Center, Roesburg, OR, was named one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation for 2017. These hospitals have achieved success in overall performance evidenced by a composite rating from eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial..
Catholic Health Initiatives reported positive gains in the third quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, generating continued steady improvement in operating EBIDA while simultaneously reducing labor and supply expenses as part of a rigorous performance-improvement plan.
Astec Industries, Inc., donated $50,000 to the Buz Standefer Lung Center at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN. The donation was made in honor of Astec Industries employees around the globe and in memory of the company’s founder, J. Don Brock, who passed away in 2015 from mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer.
Mercy Iowa City will join the Mercy Health Network statewide hospital network, effective June 1. Mercy Health Network and Mercy Iowa City each have missions focused on improving and transforming health care in the communities served. Both organizations were both founded by the Sisters of Mercy and share legacies of compassionate care and service...
Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, part of KentuckyOne Health, helped educate the community about joint pain during a free seminar on April 26. The featured guest speaker was Jerome Bettis, a former football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, known during his career as “The Bus.”
Shelbyville, KY, now has a high-tech, remote connection to the region’s leading neurologists, resulting in quicker treatment for patients experiencing stroke. Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, has partnered with University of Louisville Physicians to provide remote consultations with specialist physicians via a robot.
CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA, and Virginia Mason Health System, a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle, announced the formal approval of their clinical partnership and strategic affiliation by signing a definitive agreement. With the partnership now official, both organizations are exploring several opportunities...
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, received $40,000 in donations to help expand KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care at Saint Joseph East. The gifts were made in memory of Lesa Taylor, a former patient who passed away from breast cancer in 2014.
Our Lady of Peace, Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, has opened the first retail pharmacist-operated, long-acting injection clinic at a behavioral health care center in the U.S. This new clinic is aimed at helping people who have opioid addiction and psychiatric patients who have schizoaffective disorders.
The Community Health Department of CHI St. Joseph’s Health, Park Rapids, MN, is expanding The FATHER Project and bringing their efforts and accomplishments in working with fathers and families to a new community. This month, the program will expand to Walker, MN, about 30 miles northeast of Park Rapids.
In the 1940s, Willie Mena Jones-Glass made history when she became the first African American nurse hired at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY. Nurse Glass, now 106 years old, was born in Cameron, TX, and earned a nursing degree from Prairie View A&M University in 1936.
Two surgeons at the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, are recognized as Hidden Scar-trained surgeons. Betsy Washburn, MD, and Mark Brzezienski, MD, are just the second breast surgeon/plastic surgeon team in the country, and the only team in the Southeast, to perform this breast cancer surgery technique...
Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE:LH), Providence Health & Services (Providence) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for LabCorp to acquire all of the ownership interest in Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC, (PAML), one of the ...
CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, Lancaster, PA, announced the recipients of its 2016 Community Initiatives Grants. The grant winners were chosen through a competitive application process focused on six areas that impact the lives of local children. Six local nonprofit organizations were chosen for awards totaling $92,920.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has teamed with the American Heart Association to support the new Healthy For Good movement in Chattanooga through 2021. The movement encourages people to make a commitment to live healthier lives.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer – carried out safely, efficiently and equitably – saves tens of thousands of lives a year. More than 700 low dose CT screenings...
CHI Health at Home was approved for accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for home care, home infusion, home respiratory care, and hospice services. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
Our Lady of Peace and Medical Center Jewish East, Louisville, both part of KentuckyOne Health, are on the 13th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, which identifies and recognizes Kentucky’s best employers.
A 11-year-old girl who collected hundreds of pairs of shoes for kids and young adults in need has donated the shoes to the Kosair Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, Louisville, KY, part of KentuckyOne Health.
Xavier University and TriHealth, faith-based organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Cincinnati, OH, community, announced a 10-year exclusive affiliation to build a national model of excellence for collegiate health and wellness.
Allen Sànchez, president and CEO of CHI St. Joseph’s Children, Albuquerque, NM, recently had an opportunity to talk about the community health service organization’s home visiting program and how it benefits children and families.
KentuckyOne Health Imaging in Richmond, KY, has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer – taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
KentuckyOne Health is making emergency room visits faster for patients with a new “30-minute ER pledge,” which is expected to cut the time it takes to see a physician by 50%. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 136 million emergency department visits each year in the United States, and the south..
For its commitment to healthy babies and healthy moms, CHI Health Lakeside, Omaha, NE, earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.
Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, welcomed its first baby of 2017 at 11:21 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Hughie Davidson and Martha Hensley of Oneida, KY, welcomed Hughie Davidson II to the family. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has received accreditation for cardiac catheterization from Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™ (ACE), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE™ accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure...
Two leading nonprofit health care systems – Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health – have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore aligning their organizations and expanding their mission of service in communities across the nation.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health , two of the nation's largest health systems, announced today the launch of the Precision Medicine Alliance LLC that will offer patients from both health care systems faster and more accurate diagnostic and treatment protocols based on their genetic and molecular profile information.
The Legal Services Group of Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, has been named “top legal department” by First Chair, an organization that recognizes premier attorneys working in both private practice and as in-house counsel across the country.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation's second-largest nonprofit health system, and Syapse, the leading precision medicine software company, are announcing today the launch of a precision oncology program to serve patients across CHI, which operates103 hospitals and hundreds of other care sites across a system in 18 states that includes ...
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, is
celebrating its 20th anniversary this month with observances among employees at offices, hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation.
Brazosport Regional Health System (BRHS) and CHI St. Luke’s Health (CHI St. Luke’s) have signed an affiliation agreement for BRHS to become part of CHI St. Luke’s. The agreement was signed Jan. 25 with an effective date of Feb. 1.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help enroll uninsured people in health insurance exchanges and Medicaid for 2016.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, showed continued financial improvement and a solid balance sheet in the 2015 fiscal year, posting significant gains in core regional markets across the national enterprise.
Catholic Heath Initiatives , the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, is expanding its Virtually Integrated Care Team model -- an innovative new approach designed to increase individualized patient care and improve quality and outcomes by pairing video technology with a fundamental redesign of nursing roles in the acute care setting.
Prime Healthcare Services (Prime) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) announced today that they have closed the transaction for the sale of Saint Clare’s Health System in New Jersey to Prime. The parties agreed to defer the effective date of the sale until late summer or early fall. Until then, Saint Clare’s will remain part of CHI.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, announced 43 grants totaling more than $8 million for a wide range of programs to help build healthy communities in the U.S. and around the world.
Penn State Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have completed the transfer of ownership of CHI’s affiliate, St. Joseph Regional Health Network (St. Joseph) in Reading, Pa., to Penn State Health.
Catholic Heath Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, showed improved financial and operating results across many key regions and markets in the third quarter of the 2015 fiscal year.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, showed improved second-quarter financial results as the organization continues a comprehensive program of operational improvement, revenue enhancements and strategic expansion in key markets.
Kevin E. Lofton, chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named by the American College of Healthcare Executives as the recipient of its Gold Medal Award, the organization’s highest individual honor for outstanding leadership
Kevin Lofton, the chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives for more than 11 years, has been named one of the “10 Most Admired CEOs in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national magazine that covers the health care industry.
Kevin Lofton, the chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives for more than 11 years, has been named one of the “10 Most Admired CEOs in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national magazine that covers the health care industry.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, has purchased the eight-story building at 198 Inverness Drive West that has served as its national headquarters since July 2010.
Catholic Health Initiatives has named longtime health care industry executive Peter Banko as senior vice president and group executive officer of the organization’s east/southeast division as well as chief integration officer.
Kevin E. Lofton, the top executive of Catholic Health Initiatives for the last 11 years, has been ranked No. 1 in the health care category in the Denver Business Journal’s newly released “Power Book” directory, an annual listing of the metropolitan area’s top business newsmakers.
Sylvania Franciscan Health (SFH) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) signed a definitive agreement to transfer sponsorship of SFH from the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, to CHI. The transfer is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, has joined the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a diverse partnership of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient organizations
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded five-year grants to research groups across the country, including members of the Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation’s Oncology Research Alliance, to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research studies in their communities.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, has now provided more than $50 million in grants to help create healthier communities through its Mission and Ministry Fund, an internal grant program created when the organization was formed in 1996
Prominence Health is the new name of a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives that oversees a growing portfolio of commercial and Medicare Advantage health-insurance plans, networks of care and related products and services in markets across the nation.
The Healthcare Financial Management Association presented its highest individual achievement award to Kevin E. Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, during HFMA’s annual conference today in Las Vegas.
Michael H. Covert, a veteran health care executive with wide-ranging experience in all facets of a dynamic, rapidly evolving industry, has been named chief executive officer of the CHI St. Luke’s Health market.
Today Sylvania Franciscan Health (SFH) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) signed a nonbinding letter of intent for SFH to join CHI. The two health care systems will
negotiate the terms of the sponsorship agreement with the expectation of reaching an agreement by fall 2014.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, has launched an enterprise-wide branding strategy that aligns its hundreds of facilities around the nation under a common name, logo and identity.
CollabHealth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, has closed on a series of stock-purchase agreements to acquire QualChoice Holdings, Inc. The Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) approved the acquisition during a hearing earlier this week.
Collab Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, has executed a stock-purchase agreement to acquire QualChoice Holdings, Inc.. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, operates St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock.
Mercy and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have signed a definitive agreement and transferred ownership of Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic to St. Vincent Health System (SVHS) in Little Rock, a CHI affiliate.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith based,nonprofit health systems, has reorganized its top leadership to help strengthen its focus on operational excellence in health care delivery while expanding its capabilities for system growth and strategic initiatives.
Catholic Health Initiatives and Memorial Health System of East Texas today signed a non-binding letter of intent to transfer ownership of Memorial to CHI. The health care systems will negotiate the terms of the agreement with the expectation of reaching an agreement by spring 2014.
Three of the region’s leading medical institutions – Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Health and the Texas Heart® Institute – have significantly expanded and enhanced their long-standing educational, clinical and research affiliations in conjunction with Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives...
The Erlanger office of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, will add 50 new employees in its human-resources operations team at 3900 Olympic Blvd., the organization announced.
CHI will issue approximately $1.7 billion in taxable and tax-exempt bonds to finance key strategic initiatives that include market expansion, a system wide information-technology infrastructure and improved capabilities in areas such as virtual health, insurance products and clinically integrated networks.
On Friday, Oct. 11, Mercy Health and Catholic Health Initiatives signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to transfer ownership of Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic to CHI and its affiliate, St. Vincent Health System (SVHS) in Little Rock.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and the Texas Heart Institute (THI) announced they have signed a letter of intent for exclusive negotiations toward a new partnership, funded by $220 million over the next decade for research and education in cardiovascular diseases.
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, is ranked No. 30 this year on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest Catholic health care system, has awarded 22 grants totaling more than $5 million for improving the health of communities in the U.S. and around the world. Half the grants and 52% of the grant funds are devoted to violence prevention initiatives.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has formed a new management-services organization (MSO) to deliver key business functions and physician-management services under a centralized, national organization across eight divisions.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, has added two new members to its senior executive team as part of a restructuring of the organization’s national finance group to provide additional operational leadership during a time of rapid change in the health care industry.
Catholic Health Initiatives (www.catholichealthinit.org) is a nonprofit, faith-based
health system which was formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems. Its mission is to create and nurture healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care.
There has been considerable attention and controversy recently involving the lawsuit over the tragic death in 2006 of Lori Stodghill and her twin unborn sons at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, which is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Immanuel, which have had a visionary partnership in Omaha under the name Alegent Health since 1996, have finalized an agreement that makes CHI the sole sponsor of Alegent Creighton Health.
Catholic Health Initiatives has joined the Hospital Healthy Food Initiatives, a national program sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier America that brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to address the childhood obesity crisis.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems,will issue approximately $1.5 billion in taxable bonds to finance a wide array of strategic initiatives, including virtual technologies,physician integration, partnerships and alliances in key areas across the country to strengthen local and regional networks of care.
Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Anthony Hospital will donate more than 50 tons of hospital equipment, including about 180 adjustable, hydraulic hospital beds, to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nicholas Barto, who has led finance, strategy and private equity projects in the global health care arena for nearly two decades, has been named managing director of the Catholic Health Initiatives Venture Capital Group, which will identify strategic partnerships, investment opportunities and growth activities for the nation’s second-largest...
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named for the eighth consecutive year to Modern Healthcare magazine’s prestigious listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”
Catholic Health Initiatives and PeaceHealth, two nonprofit health care systems, have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to create a new regional health care system with the ability to improve care and access for individuals, employers and communities across the northwest U.S.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system, has awarded grants totaling more than $3.2 million for the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to promote healthy communities in the U.S. and around the world.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act 5-4 in a long-anticipated decision this morning. The court ruled that the individual mandate was constitutional, paving the way for the implementation of a law that will provide health coverage to many millions of additional people across the country.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Immanuel, which established a visionary partnership in Omaha under the name Alegent Health in 1996, have agreed to sign a letter of intent (LOI) to transition sponsorship of Alegent Health to CHI.
Catholic Health Initiatives and Tenet Healthcare announced today they will partner in the ownership of Conifer Health Solutions, previously a Tenet subsidiary that has provided revenue cycle and business process management services to hospitals for more than three decades.
Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named one of the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, a national business publication.
Few sectors of the economy consume as many resources – electricity, water, cleaning products, chemicals and food – as health care. As research linking environmental impact with chronic disease continues to emerge, it poses a unique challenge to health care systems like Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System today announced a merger of the two organizations forming KentuckyOne Health. KentuckyOne Health, the state’s largest health system, was effective retroactively to January 1, 2012.
Francisco “Frank” R. Velázquez, M.D., has been named chief executive officer of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Spokane, WA, which is co-owned by CHI and Providence Health & Services in Spokane. Dr. Velázquez, MD, will begin on January 23, 2012, replacing long-time PAML executive –Tom Tiffany, PhD.
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, a national weekly business publication.
Catholic Health Initiatives has awarded grants of more than $5.4 million from its Mission and Ministry Fund for the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to promote healthy communities across the country and around the world.
Kenneth Kashkin, M.D., a health care executive with more than two decades of experience in global research, biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has been named president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives’ Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI).
T. Clifford Deveny, M.D., has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president, physician practice management, at Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system.
Funding for five Catholic Health Initiatives cancer centers will be extended to a fifth year by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its Community Cancer Centers Program, which aims to bring the very latest advances in cancer care and research to patients close to home.
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare/Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services, Catholic Health Initiatives and its Kentucky-based operation, Saint Joseph Health System, University of Louisville Hospital/James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville have agreed to sign a Letter of Intent to merge into a statewide health services...
Catholic Health Initiatives announced today it has completed the acquisition of Consolidated Health Services, a subsidiary of Bethesda, Inc. Consolidated Health Services, a regional provider of home health care and other services, will operate as a separate business unit within Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest Catholic...
Sheryl Rose, a veteran technology professional who has specialized in security, compliance and risk management over an 18-year career, has been named to the newly created position of Chief Information Security Officer at Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system
Catholic Health Initiatives has awarded grants of more than $3.4 million for the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to promote healthy communities across the country and around the world.
Catholic Health Initiatives, a Denver-based nonprofit health care system, will hire more than 200 specialists across the country as part of a $1.5 billion program to enhance clinical information technology across its network of 72 hospitals in 18 states.
Six Catholic Health Initiatives cancer centers have been awarded $10.4 million by the National Cancer Institute to expand research that began three years ago with the National Community Cancer Center Program.
Dean Swindle, a finance and operations executive with more than two decades of experience in nonprofit health care, has accepted the position of Catholic Health Initiatives’ executive vice president, business services and chief financial officer.
The transfer of three CHI hospitals in Idaho and Oregon to Trinity Health, Novi, Mich., was completed March 31. Mercy Medical Center, Nampa, Idaho; Holy Rosary Medical Center, Ontario, Ore,; and St. Elizabeth Health Services, Baker City, Ore., are now part of a new integrated, regional health system operated by Trinity Health.
The board of stewardship trustees of Catholic Health Initiatives voted in favor of the integration of Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango into Centura Health. Centura
Health is sponsored by CHI and Adventist Health System.
Elsevier, a world leader in health care and medical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the second-largest faith-based health care system in the nation...
Catholic Health Initiatives has contributed $40,000 to two Catholic organizations that have relief efforts in Haiti, which was devastated by earthquake in mid-January near the capital city of Port au Prince. In addition, market-based organizations and individuals from across CHI have donated more than $31,000 for relief efforts.
Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution for its 1050 employed physicians to enhance the quality of patient care, improve communications, and deliver more cost-effective care.
Catholic Health Initiatives and Providence Health & Services announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement in which CHI will assume a 25% equity position in Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML), a full‐service medical reference laboratory owned by Providence and headquartered in Spokane, Washington.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, awarded the first round of grants in early July for a comprehensive, system-wide violence-prevention program called “United Against Violence.”
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s secondlargest faith-based health care system, is making a $10 million investment in Calvert Social Investment Foundation (Calvert Foundation) Community Investment Notes.