Kevin E. Lofton has been Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Initiatives since 2003. He previously held several executive positions with CHI, including Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Lofton is widely recognized at the national level and serves in leadership capacities in many of the major health care organizations. Active with the American Hospital Association (AHA), Mr. Lofton served as the 2007 Chairman of the AHA Board of Directors, and served as Chairman of the Equity of Care Committee and currently chairs the AHAPAC Steering Committee. He is a Fellow and former Regent at Large in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Mr. Lofton also served as President of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE).
A long-time health care executive, Mr. Lofton’s background includes top positions in public, university, community and faith-based hospitals. Prior to CHI, Mr. Lofton served as Chief Executive Officer of the UAB Hospital. In previous positions, Mr. Lofton served as Chief Executive Officer of Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C., and Chief Operating Officer of what is now Shands Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Lofton currently sits on the UAB School of Medicine Board of Visitors. He is a former member of the board of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. His background in top leadership positions in so many diverse organizations provides a unique perspective on the problems and challenges facing the nation’s health care system.
In recognition of his outstanding leadership, innovation, and management accomplishments, Mr. Lofton was ranked 11 times in the Modern Healthcare magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list. Mr. Lofton was named the 2006 National Diversity Healthcare Leader of the Year by the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and included in the 2007 Ebony Magazine “150 Most Influential Blacks in America.” Among his many awards, he received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree from the Baylor College of Medicine (2016), Gold Medal Award from ACHE (2015) and the Richard Clarke Board of Directors Award from HFMA (2014).
Mr. Lofton received a master of health administration degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta and a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Boston University.