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Catholic Health Initiatives reported positive gains in the third quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, generating continued steady improvement in operating EBIDA while simultaneously reducing labor and supply expenses as part of a rigorous performance-improvement plan.
Astec Industries, Inc., donated $50,000 to the Buz Standefer Lung Center at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN. The donation was made in honor of Astec Industries employees around the globe and in memory of the company’s founder, J. Don Brock, who passed away in 2015 from mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer.
Mercy Iowa City will join the Mercy Health Network statewide hospital network, effective June 1. Mercy Health Network and Mercy Iowa City each have missions focused on improving and transforming health care in the communities served. Both organizations were both founded by the Sisters of Mercy and share legacies of compassionate care and service...
Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington, part of KentuckyOne Health, helped educate the community about joint pain during a free seminar on April 26. The featured guest speaker was Jerome Bettis, a former football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, known during his career as “The Bus.”
Shelbyville, KY, now has a high-tech, remote connection to the region’s leading neurologists, resulting in quicker treatment for patients experiencing stroke. Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, part of KentuckyOne Health, has partnered with University of Louisville Physicians to provide remote consultations with specialist physicians via a robot.
CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA, and Virginia Mason Health System, a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle, announced the formal approval of their clinical partnership and strategic affiliation by signing a definitive agreement. With the partnership now official, both organizations are exploring several opportunities...
The Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, received $40,000 in donations to help expand KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care at Saint Joseph East. The gifts were made in memory of Lesa Taylor, a former patient who passed away from breast cancer in 2014.
Our Lady of Peace, Louisville, part of KentuckyOne Health, has opened the first retail pharmacist-operated, long-acting injection clinic at a behavioral health care center in the U.S. This new clinic is aimed at helping people who have opioid addiction and psychiatric patients who have schizoaffective disorders.
The Community Health Department of CHI St. Joseph’s Health, Park Rapids, MN, is expanding The FATHER Project and bringing their efforts and accomplishments in working with fathers and families to a new community. This month, the program will expand to Walker, MN, about 30 miles northeast of Park Rapids.
In the 1940s, Willie Mena Jones-Glass made history when she became the first African American nurse hired at Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY. Nurse Glass, now 106 years old, was born in Cameron, TX, and earned a nursing degree from Prairie View A&M University in 1936.
Two surgeons at the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, are recognized as Hidden Scar-trained surgeons. Betsy Washburn, MD, and Mark Brzezienski, MD, are just the second breast surgeon/plastic surgeon team in the country, and the only team in the Southeast, to perform this breast cancer surgery technique...
Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE:LH), Providence Health & Services (Providence) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for LabCorp to acquire all of the ownership interest in Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC, (PAML), one of the ...
CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, Lancaster, PA, announced the recipients of its 2016 Community Initiatives Grants. The grant winners were chosen through a competitive application process focused on six areas that impact the lives of local children. Six local nonprofit organizations were chosen for awards totaling $92,920.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has teamed with the American Heart Association to support the new Healthy For Good movement in Chattanooga through 2021. The movement encourages people to make a commitment to live healthier lives.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer – carried out safely, efficiently and equitably – saves tens of thousands of lives a year. More than 700 low dose CT screenings...
CHI Health at Home was approved for accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for home care, home infusion, home respiratory care, and hospice services. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
Our Lady of Peace and Medical Center Jewish East, Louisville, both part of KentuckyOne Health, are on the 13th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list, which identifies and recognizes Kentucky’s best employers.
A 11-year-old girl who collected hundreds of pairs of shoes for kids and young adults in need has donated the shoes to the Kosair Children’s Peace Center at Our Lady of Peace, Louisville, KY, part of KentuckyOne Health.
Xavier University and TriHealth, faith-based organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Cincinnati, OH, community, announced a 10-year exclusive affiliation to build a national model of excellence for collegiate health and wellness.
Allen Sànchez, president and CEO of CHI St. Joseph’s Children, Albuquerque, NM, recently had an opportunity to talk about the community health service organization’s home visiting program and how it benefits children and families.
KentuckyOne Health Imaging in Richmond, KY, has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer – taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined.
KentuckyOne Health is making emergency room visits faster for patients with a new “30-minute ER pledge,” which is expected to cut the time it takes to see a physician by 50%. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 136 million emergency department visits each year in the United States, and the south..
For its commitment to healthy babies and healthy moms, CHI Health Lakeside, Omaha, NE, earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission. The certification program recognizes hospitals that are committed to achieving patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns.
Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, welcomed its first baby of 2017 at 11:21 a.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Hughie Davidson and Martha Hensley of Oneida, KY, welcomed Hughie Davidson II to the family. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.
CHI Memorial, Chattanooga, TN, has received accreditation for cardiac catheterization from Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™ (ACE), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE™ accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure...
Two leading nonprofit health care systems – Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health – have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore aligning their organizations and expanding their mission of service in communities across the nation.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health , two of the nation's largest health systems, announced today the launch of the Precision Medicine Alliance LLC that will offer patients from both health care systems faster and more accurate diagnostic and treatment protocols based on their genetic and molecular profile information.
The Legal Services Group of Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, has been named “top legal department” by First Chair, an organization that recognizes premier attorneys working in both private practice and as in-house counsel across the country.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation's second-largest nonprofit health system, and Syapse, the leading precision medicine software company, are announcing today the launch of a precision oncology program to serve patients across CHI, which operates103 hospitals and hundreds of other care sites across a system in 18 states that includes ...
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, is
celebrating its 20th anniversary this month with observances among employees at offices, hospitals and other health care facilities across the nation.
Brazosport Regional Health System (BRHS) and CHI St. Luke’s Health (CHI St. Luke’s) have signed an affiliation agreement for BRHS to become part of CHI St. Luke’s. The agreement was signed Jan. 25 with an effective date of Feb. 1.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help enroll uninsured people in health insurance exchanges and Medicaid for 2016.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, showed continued financial improvement and a solid balance sheet in the 2015 fiscal year, posting significant gains in core regional markets across the national enterprise.
Catholic Heath Initiatives , the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, is expanding its Virtually Integrated Care Team model -- an innovative new approach designed to increase individualized patient care and improve quality and outcomes by pairing video technology with a fundamental redesign of nursing roles in the acute care setting.
Prime Healthcare Services (Prime) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) announced today that they have closed the transaction for the sale of Saint Clare’s Health System in New Jersey to Prime. The parties agreed to defer the effective date of the sale until late summer or early fall. Until then, Saint Clare’s will remain part of CHI.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, announced 43 grants totaling more than $8 million for a wide range of programs to help build healthy communities in the U.S. and around the world.
Penn State Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have completed the transfer of ownership of CHI’s affiliate, St. Joseph Regional Health Network (St. Joseph) in Reading, Pa., to Penn State Health.
Catholic Heath Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, showed improved financial and operating results across many key regions and markets in the third quarter of the 2015 fiscal year.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, showed improved second-quarter financial results as the organization continues a comprehensive program of operational improvement, revenue enhancements and strategic expansion in key markets.
Kevin E. Lofton, chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named by the American College of Healthcare Executives as the recipient of its Gold Medal Award, the organization’s highest individual honor for outstanding leadership
Kevin Lofton, the chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives for more than 11 years, has been named one of the “10 Most Admired CEOs in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national magazine that covers the health care industry.
Kevin Lofton, the chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives for more than 11 years, has been named one of the “10 Most Admired CEOs in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national magazine that covers the health care industry.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, has purchased the eight-story building at 198 Inverness Drive West that has served as its national headquarters since July 2010.
Catholic Health Initiatives has named longtime health care industry executive Peter Banko as senior vice president and group executive officer of the organization’s east/southeast division as well as chief integration officer.
Kevin E. Lofton, the top executive of Catholic Health Initiatives for the last 11 years, has been ranked No. 1 in the health care category in the Denver Business Journal’s newly released “Power Book” directory, an annual listing of the metropolitan area’s top business newsmakers.
Sylvania Franciscan Health (SFH) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) signed a definitive agreement to transfer sponsorship of SFH from the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, to CHI. The transfer is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, has joined the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a diverse partnership of leading health care payers, providers, purchasers and patient organizations
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded five-year grants to research groups across the country, including members of the Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation’s Oncology Research Alliance, to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research studies in their communities.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, has now provided more than $50 million in grants to help create healthier communities through its Mission and Ministry Fund, an internal grant program created when the organization was formed in 1996
Prominence Health is the new name of a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives that oversees a growing portfolio of commercial and Medicare Advantage health-insurance plans, networks of care and related products and services in markets across the nation.
The Healthcare Financial Management Association presented its highest individual achievement award to Kevin E. Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, during HFMA’s annual conference today in Las Vegas.
Michael H. Covert, a veteran health care executive with wide-ranging experience in all facets of a dynamic, rapidly evolving industry, has been named chief executive officer of the CHI St. Luke’s Health market.
Today Sylvania Franciscan Health (SFH) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) signed a nonbinding letter of intent for SFH to join CHI. The two health care systems will
negotiate the terms of the sponsorship agreement with the expectation of reaching an agreement by fall 2014.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, has launched an enterprise-wide branding strategy that aligns its hundreds of facilities around the nation under a common name, logo and identity.
CollabHealth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, has closed on a series of stock-purchase agreements to acquire QualChoice Holdings, Inc. The Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) approved the acquisition during a hearing earlier this week.
Collab Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, has executed a stock-purchase agreement to acquire QualChoice Holdings, Inc.. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, operates St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock.
Mercy and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have signed a definitive agreement and transferred ownership of Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic to St. Vincent Health System (SVHS) in Little Rock, a CHI affiliate.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith based,nonprofit health systems, has reorganized its top leadership to help strengthen its focus on operational excellence in health care delivery while expanding its capabilities for system growth and strategic initiatives.
Catholic Health Initiatives and Memorial Health System of East Texas today signed a non-binding letter of intent to transfer ownership of Memorial to CHI. The health care systems will negotiate the terms of the agreement with the expectation of reaching an agreement by spring 2014.
Three of the region’s leading medical institutions – Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Health and the Texas Heart® Institute – have significantly expanded and enhanced their long-standing educational, clinical and research affiliations in conjunction with Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives...
The Erlanger office of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, will add 50 new employees in its human-resources operations team at 3900 Olympic Blvd., the organization announced.
CHI will issue approximately $1.7 billion in taxable and tax-exempt bonds to finance key strategic initiatives that include market expansion, a system wide information-technology infrastructure and improved capabilities in areas such as virtual health, insurance products and clinically integrated networks.
On Friday, Oct. 11, Mercy Health and Catholic Health Initiatives signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to transfer ownership of Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic to CHI and its affiliate, St. Vincent Health System (SVHS) in Little Rock.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and the Texas Heart Institute (THI) announced they have signed a letter of intent for exclusive negotiations toward a new partnership, funded by $220 million over the next decade for research and education in cardiovascular diseases.
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, is ranked No. 30 this year on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest Catholic health care system, has awarded 22 grants totaling more than $5 million for improving the health of communities in the U.S. and around the world. Half the grants and 52% of the grant funds are devoted to violence prevention initiatives.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has formed a new management-services organization (MSO) to deliver key business functions and physician-management services under a centralized, national organization across eight divisions.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, has added two new members to its senior executive team as part of a restructuring of the organization’s national finance group to provide additional operational leadership during a time of rapid change in the health care industry.
Catholic Health Initiatives (www.catholichealthinit.org) is a nonprofit, faith-based
health system which was formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems. Its mission is to create and nurture healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care.
There has been considerable attention and controversy recently involving the lawsuit over the tragic death in 2006 of Lori Stodghill and her twin unborn sons at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, which is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Immanuel, which have had a visionary partnership in Omaha under the name Alegent Health since 1996, have finalized an agreement that makes CHI the sole sponsor of Alegent Creighton Health.
Catholic Health Initiatives has joined the Hospital Healthy Food Initiatives, a national program sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier America that brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to address the childhood obesity crisis.
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems,will issue approximately $1.5 billion in taxable bonds to finance a wide array of strategic initiatives, including virtual technologies,physician integration, partnerships and alliances in key areas across the country to strengthen local and regional networks of care.
Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Anthony Hospital will donate more than 50 tons of hospital equipment, including about 180 adjustable, hydraulic hospital beds, to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nicholas Barto, who has led finance, strategy and private equity projects in the global health care arena for nearly two decades, has been named managing director of the Catholic Health Initiatives Venture Capital Group, which will identify strategic partnerships, investment opportunities and growth activities for the nation’s second-largest...
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named for the eighth consecutive year to Modern Healthcare magazine’s prestigious listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”
Catholic Health Initiatives and PeaceHealth, two nonprofit health care systems, have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to create a new regional health care system with the ability to improve care and access for individuals, employers and communities across the northwest U.S.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system, has awarded grants totaling more than $3.2 million for the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to promote healthy communities in the U.S. and around the world.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act 5-4 in a long-anticipated decision this morning. The court ruled that the individual mandate was constitutional, paving the way for the implementation of a law that will provide health coverage to many millions of additional people across the country.
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Immanuel, which established a visionary partnership in Omaha under the name Alegent Health in 1996, have agreed to sign a letter of intent (LOI) to transition sponsorship of Alegent Health to CHI.
Catholic Health Initiatives and Tenet Healthcare announced today they will partner in the ownership of Conifer Health Solutions, previously a Tenet subsidiary that has provided revenue cycle and business process management services to hospitals for more than three decades.
Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named one of the “Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, a national business publication.
Few sectors of the economy consume as many resources – electricity, water, cleaning products, chemicals and food – as health care. As research linking environmental impact with chronic disease continues to emerge, it poses a unique challenge to health care systems like Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System today announced a merger of the two organizations forming KentuckyOne Health. KentuckyOne Health, the state’s largest health system, was effective retroactively to January 1, 2012.
Francisco “Frank” R. Velázquez, M.D., has been named chief executive officer of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Spokane, WA, which is co-owned by CHI and Providence Health & Services in Spokane. Dr. Velázquez, MD, will begin on January 23, 2012, replacing long-time PAML executive –Tom Tiffany, PhD.
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, a national weekly business publication.
Catholic Health Initiatives has awarded grants of more than $5.4 million from its Mission and Ministry Fund for the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to promote healthy communities across the country and around the world.
Kenneth Kashkin, M.D., a health care executive with more than two decades of experience in global research, biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, has been named president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives’ Institute for Research and Innovation (CIRI).
T. Clifford Deveny, M.D., has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president, physician practice management, at Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system.
Funding for five Catholic Health Initiatives cancer centers will be extended to a fifth year by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue its Community Cancer Centers Program, which aims to bring the very latest advances in cancer care and research to patients close to home.
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare/Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services, Catholic Health Initiatives and its Kentucky-based operation, Saint Joseph Health System, University of Louisville Hospital/James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville have agreed to sign a Letter of Intent to merge into a statewide health services...
Catholic Health Initiatives announced today it has completed the acquisition of Consolidated Health Services, a subsidiary of Bethesda, Inc. Consolidated Health Services, a regional provider of home health care and other services, will operate as a separate business unit within Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest Catholic...
Sheryl Rose, a veteran technology professional who has specialized in security, compliance and risk management over an 18-year career, has been named to the newly created position of Chief Information Security Officer at Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system
Catholic Health Initiatives has awarded grants of more than $3.4 million for the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to promote healthy communities across the country and around the world.
Catholic Health Initiatives, a Denver-based nonprofit health care system, will hire more than 200 specialists across the country as part of a $1.5 billion program to enhance clinical information technology across its network of 72 hospitals in 18 states.
Six Catholic Health Initiatives cancer centers have been awarded $10.4 million by the National Cancer Institute to expand research that began three years ago with the National Community Cancer Center Program.
Dean Swindle, a finance and operations executive with more than two decades of experience in nonprofit health care, has accepted the position of Catholic Health Initiatives’ executive vice president, business services and chief financial officer.
The transfer of three CHI hospitals in Idaho and Oregon to Trinity Health, Novi, Mich., was completed March 31. Mercy Medical Center, Nampa, Idaho; Holy Rosary Medical Center, Ontario, Ore,; and St. Elizabeth Health Services, Baker City, Ore., are now part of a new integrated, regional health system operated by Trinity Health.
The board of stewardship trustees of Catholic Health Initiatives voted in favor of the integration of Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango into Centura Health. Centura
Health is sponsored by CHI and Adventist Health System.
Elsevier, a world leader in health care and medical publishing and online solutions, today announced that Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), the second-largest faith-based health care system in the nation...
Catholic Health Initiatives has contributed $40,000 to two Catholic organizations that have relief efforts in Haiti, which was devastated by earthquake in mid-January 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.
Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution for its 1050 employed physicians to enhance the quality of patient care, improve communications, and deliver more cost-effective care.
Catholic Health Initiatives and Providence Health & Services announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement in which CHI will assume a 25% equity position in Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML), a full‐service medical reference laboratory owned by Providence and headquartered in Spokane, Washington.
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, awarded the first round of grants in early July for a comprehensive, system-wide violence-prevention program called “United Against Violence.”
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s secondlargest faith-based health care system, is making a $10 million investment in Calvert Social Investment Foundation (Calvert Foundation) Community Investment Notes.