August 2005

Lofton to Chair American Hospital Association

Lofton Photo

Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named chair-elect designate by the American Hospital Association (AHA). When Lofton becomes chair, he will serve as the top elected official of the largest hospital and health system association in the U.S. He will officially become chair-elect of the AHA on January 1, 2006, and chair on January 1, 2007.

“My role as chair of AHA will help give Catholic Health Initiatives a national voice as an organization that is leading discussion and debate on the issues that surround health care policy delivery and reform,” he said. “I’m confident that the skills and talents of our senior leadership team will enable me to take on this role while Catholic Health Initiatives continues to thrive as a healing ministry.”

Lofton served as a member of the AHA Board of Trustees from 2002–2004, and was on its Executive Committee from 2003–2004.

The AHA represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individual members form the AHA.