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CHI’s Lofton Ranked No. 20 on Modern Healthcare’s Annual List of “Most Influential” Industry Leaders

Nationally Recognized CEO Makes List for 12th Consecutive Year

Kevin E. Lofton, the chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, is ranked No. 20 on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”

It marks the 12th consecutive year on the prestigious roster for Lofton, who has served since 2003 as the top executive of CHI, that nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system. Lofton, a former board chair of the American Hospital Association, has appeared on all but two of the 15 annual “who’s who in health care” lists, moving up 14 slots from last year’s ranking of No. 34. He is the only Colorado hospital executive on the prestigious list.

President Obama is ranked No. 1 by the national magazine.

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 we provide care. The nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, Englewood, Colorado-based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 103 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; living communities; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2015, CHI provided almost $970 million in charity care and community benefit – an 8% 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 $1.6 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated operating revenues of $15.2 billion in fiscal year 2015, has total assets of approximately $23 billion. Learn more at

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