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Expanding what is possible in achieving optimal health

We are on a mission of inspiring improved health, providing the right care without boundaries, and leveraging the best of every health care discipline.

Together we’re stronger, better, healthier

We believe all lives should be filled with health and well-being; that each person should have the knowledge and resources to make the best and healthiest choices for themselves and their families, with access to care and services that make acting on these choices easy. And you deserve personal attention from people who acknowledge and understand your frustrations and work to eliminate them. It means working together because that’s the way we all improve.

Catholic Health Initiatives offers expertise, convenience, resources and best-in-class care from a foundation of togetherness. To serve communities better, we’ve grown into the third-largest nonprofit health system in the nation. And we’re not done yet. We currently offer care in 17 states through 100 hospitals and clinics, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 30 critical-access facilities, community health-service organizations, and nursing colleges. We connect agencies, communities and facilities with a goal of bringing everyone the care they need where they need it.

There is nothing we can't do together.

$1.2 billion

Amount of financial assistance and community benefit provided in 2017


Amount this assistance increased in 2017 over 2016

$2.1 billion

Amount of assistance provided including unpaid Medicare in 2017

$15.5 billion

Operating revenues with $22.7 billion in total assets in 2017

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Our history

Championing those in need is deep in our roots. And has been for centuries. Catholic Health Initiatives began in 1996 to transform modern health care and promote healthy communities. But we stand on the shoulders of those caring ministries that have come before us by continuing their legacy of nurturing and strength.

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Strategic plan

To continually champion the health of the people we serve, and for our own healthy future, our strategy is to excel in clinical and operational performance while advancing personal and community health beyond a traditional acute care focus.

Corporate responsibility

Catholic Health Initiatives is a values-driven organization. Our commitment to community begins with living our core values and adhering to exceptional standards of conduct. It is the personal responsibility of each and all of us to behave ethically and appropriately.

Colleen Scanlon To Receive Top Honor From The Catholic Health Association
Colleen Scanlon To Receive Top Honor From The Catholic Health Association MAR 25, 2018

Colleen Scanlon, CHI’s senior vice president and chief advocacy officer, is the recipient of the Catholic Health Association’s prestigious Sister Concilia Moran Award for 2018. She will accept the award at the CHA Assembly in June.

CHI’s Lofton Named to List of “Top Minorities in Healthcare” by National Magazine
CHI’s Lofton Named to List of “Top Minorities in Healthcare” by National Magazine FEB 24, 2018

Kevin E. Lofton, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 Minorities Executives in Healthcare.” Lofton, who has led CHI for more than a decade, has been named to all five biennial listings of top minority health care executives since the magazine began the exclusive.

Catholic Health Initiatives Continues Significant Financial Improvement in Second Quarter of FY18, Reinforcing Successful Turnaround Efforts FEB 06, 2018

Catholic Health Initiatives operated essentially on a break-even basis in the second quarter of the 2018 fiscal year, posting an operating loss of just $1.5 million after recording a deficit of approximately $146 million in the same three-month period of the previous fiscal year, the organization announced today.


Our mission and vision are built around strengthening healthy communities and advancing social justice.