Two CHI facilities -- Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE; and Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, TN – are on the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals list for 2010. Alegent made the elite list for the third time in the category of top teaching hospitals with 200 or more acute-care beds. It was the seventh time on the Top 100 list for Memorial, which was included in the category of large community hospitals with 250 or more acute-care beds.
About Catholic Health Initiatives: CHI is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system operates in 18 states and includes 72 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; and two community health-services organizations. Together, those facilities provided $553 million during the 2009 fiscal year in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With annual revenues of $8.6 billion, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system.