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.”
Lofton, a former board chair of the American Hospital Association who has served as CHI’s top executive since August 2003, was ranked No. 48 on this year’s listing by the national business publication.
The top spot this year went to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who cast the deciding vote in a 5-4 decision in June upholding the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
Lofton leads the second-largest faith-based health system in the nation, with 76 hospitals and other health care facilities in 19 states, including Colorado, where Centura Health – Colorado’s largest health system – is a joint operating agreement between CHI and Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corp.
About Catholic Health Initiatives: Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 76 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2011, CHI provided more than $612 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of more than $10.5 billion, CHI is the nation's second-largest Catholic health care system.