June/July 2003 Special Edition

Highlights of Cahill’s Leadership


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Patricia A. Cahill’s tenure as the first president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives has been filled with noteworthy achievements fueled by her energy, compassion and integrity. While the complete list of Cahill’s accomplishments is too long to print here, it includes:
  • Consolidating five health care systems representing 12 congregations of women religious into the second largest Catholic health system in the country.
  • Effectively integrating 68 hospitals, 43 long-term care, residential and assisted living facilities and six community health services organizations into a cohesive, national system.
  • Leading Catholic Health Initiatives through a turnaround that resulted in a "AA" bond rating in 2002.
  • Growing the system to total operating revenues of $5.9 billion.
  • Distributing millions of dollars in grants and investments to market-based organizations as well as other organizations and partnerships that build healthy communities.
  • Accepting the 2001 National Quality Health Care Award from the National Committee for Quality Health Care and Modern Healthcare magazine on behalf of Catholic Health Initiatives, the first national system to receive the award.
  • Keeping Catholic Health Initiatives focused on the original intent of its foundresses and true to its mission and vision.