May 2006

The First Ten Years: 2000 through 2003


June 2000 Through the coordinated efforts of national and market-based leaders, Catholic Health Initiatives achieved a positive financial turn of more than $150 million from fiscal year 1999 to fiscal year 2000. April 2001 Catholic Health Initiatives received the 2001 National Quality Health Care Award for improving health care through high-quality performance and innovative leadership. Catholic Health Initiatives was the first national health care system to receive the award, presented by the National Committee for Quality Health Care. December 2001 Catholic Health Initiatives created its Executive Diversity Fellowship Program, which identifies and prepares women and minority candidates for leadership positions in Catholic health care through mentoring and other development opportunities. March 2002 Based on the work of a national task force of market-based and national staff leaders, Catholic Health Initiatives developed a comprehensive approach to Community Benefit planning, budgeting and reporting. July 2002 Catholic Health Initiatives became one of the first national health care systems to join IMPACT, a network of health organizations created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to strengthen the quality of health care delivery. July 2003 Catholic Health Initiatives created the Patricia A. Cahill Leadership Initiative upon the retirement of the organization’s first president and chief executive officer. The initiative provides grants that enable Catholic Health Initiatives leaders to take time from their jobs to pursue educational study, research and writing opportunities or community service. August 2003 Kevin Lofton became the second president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives. Esther Anderson, OSF, PhD, succeeded Maryanna Coyle, SC, who concluded her term after seven years as chair of the Board of Stewardship Trustees.