December 1999

Catholic Health Initiatives is on the World Wide Web


Catholic Health Initiatives is now on the World Wide Web, recently making its debut at www.catholichealthinit.org.

The site offers a wide range of information for internal and external audiences, including an overview of the organization; its mission statement and core values; and a map and list of all market-based organization and national office locations. Users will also find links to market-based organization Web sites, information on the Mission and Ministry Fund, recent national news items and past issues of Initiatives.

"The site is designed to be very user-friendly," said Joyce Ross, senior vice president of communications for Catholic Health Initiatives. "We will further develop the site by posting new information and adding new links on an ongoing basis. We encourage everyone within Catholic Health Initiatives to visit the site regularly and look to it as a resource for information."

The site includes an employment section with information on three categories of job opportunities: national office positions, positions in the clinical engineering area and executive management positions at market-based organizations. A section on health resources contains numerous links to external health-related Web sites, establishing the Catholic Health Initiatives site as a gateway to all types of health care information.

The national Web site team is continuing to work with Catholic Health Initiatives’ Web site development vendor to create three different Web site options that will soon be available to market-based organizations that want to create their own Web sites. "We are very excited about these products because of the amount and ease of interactivity they offer and the various design options available," said Ross. "The cost of these products will also be significantly lower than what a market-based organization would have to spend to develop a Web site from the ground up." The Web site products for market-based organizations are projected to be available during the first quarter of 2000.