Catholic Health Initiatives Contributes to Relief Efforts in Haiti

02/10/10 Press Release

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.

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.

About Catholic Health Initiatives: CHI is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 72 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; and two community health-services organizations. Together, those facilities provided $553 million during the 2009 fiscal year in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of $8.6 billion, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system.

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Michael Romano
National Director, Media Relations
p: 303-383-2720
e: michaelromano@catholichealth.net