CHI St. Francis Health Staff Provides Blankets for Hospice Comfort


The contribution of more than 35 blankets from staff of CHI St. Francis Health is helping to maintain a tradition at CHI Health at Home-Hospice in Breckenridge, MN. Each person admitted to hospice care receives a handmade fleece comfort blanket that their family, in turn, gets to keep.

During National Hospital and Nursing Home Week in May, the CHI St. Francis Health staff contributed material for 35 blankets, as well the time needed to make them. Because CHI Health at Home-Hospice provide cares to about 100 people during the course of a year, lots of blankets are needed to continue the tradition. The family members of hospice patients often comment on how comforted they are by the blankets they receive after a loved one has passed away.

Advancing Health Care Together
Advancing Health Care Together JUL 18, 2018

We are pleased to share that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, based in California, plan to create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system focused on creating healthier communities.

Catholic Health Initiatives Helps Lead Campaign to Create New ICD-10 Codes on Human Trafficking JUL 17, 2018

Catholic Health initiatives helped spearhead an 18-month-long effort to create a diagnostic code that will allow medical professionals to identify victims of human trafficking when they arrive at facilities seeking health care.

Catholic Health Initiatives Provides $5.2 Million for New Grants to Innovative Projects that Build Healthy Communities JUL 16, 2018

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, has awarded new grants totaling $5.2 million this year to innovative programs designed to build healthy communities. In addition, CHI’s Mission and Ministry Fund will provide $4.1 million this year to earlier grantees supported through multi-year funding, including a


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