Kevin E. Lofton, chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, is ranked No. 34 on Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2015 listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”
Lofton, who has appeared on the prestigious annual roster for 11 consecutive years, has served since 2003 at the chief executive of CHI, the nation’s second-largest nonprofit health care organization. Lofton was No. 11 in 2014, when President Obama topped the national magazine’s list of America’s most influential executives, policy makers and politicians. This year, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was ranked No. 1.
About Catholic Health Initiatives: Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. The nation’s second-largest nonprofit health system, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 102 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2014, CHI provided $910 million in charity care and community benefit -- a nearly 20% increase over the previous year -- for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.7 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated revenues of almost $13.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, has total assets of $21.8 billion. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.org.