February 2010

CHI Provides Funds for Haiti Earthquake Relief

CHI contributed $40,000 to two Catholic organizations that have relief efforts in Haiti, which was devastated by a January 12 earthquake 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. All of the contributions are being sent to the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to provide basic health and human services to people affected by the damage from the earthquake.

Several CHI physicians and clinicians have been providing direct aid to residents of Haiti. Team members from St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, KS; St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, MD; and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Louisville, KY, have been or are currently in Haiti. More information about their experiences will be available soon on CHI's intranet, Inside CHI.