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CHI’s Lofton Ranks No. 11 on Modern Healthcare’s List of “Most Influential People in HealthCare”

Kevin E. Lofton, chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, is ranked No. 11 on Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2014 listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”

Lofton, who has served as CHI’s top executive since August 2003, has appeared on the magazine’s prestigious listing for 10 consecutive years. He was ranked No. 30 last year in the national magazine’s annual roster of “who’s who” in U.S. health care.

A former board chair of the American Hospital Association and now a member of the board of directors of the Catholic Health Association of the United States, Lofton is the only hospital executive in Colorado on the list.

The No. 1 spot on the list went to President Obama.

Lofton leads one of the nation’s largest non-profit, faith-based health system, which operates 93 hospitals and hundreds of other health care facilities in 18 states, including Colorado. Centura Health, the state’s largest health system, is a joint operating agreement between CHI and the Adventist Health System.

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. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.- based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 93 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals and 24 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 2013, CHI provided $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.org

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