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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 18 states through 101 hospitals and clinics, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals as well as 29 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.

$1.14 billion

Amount of financial assistance and community benefit provided in 2018

$20.6 billion

Total assets in 2018

$2.1 billion

Amount of assistance provided including unpaid Medicare in 2018

$15 billion

Total Annual Operating revenues

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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.

National leadership

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.

Advancing Health Care Together
Advancing Health Care Together JAN 15, 2019

We are pleased to share that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, based in California, plan to create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system focused on creating healthier communities.

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Mercy Foundation’s Healthy Kids Outreach Program Receives Grant
Mercy Foundation’s Healthy Kids Outreach Program Receives Grant JAN 14, 2019

The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently made a generous grant of $10,000 in support the Healthy Kids Outreach Program (HKOP) of Mercy Foundation, Roseburg, OR. The funds will be used to support HKOP programs that provide dental prevention screenings and services for students in Douglas County, as well as oral health education and connection

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CHI St. Joseph’s Health Now Offers 3D Mammography
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Now Offers 3D Mammography JAN 02, 2019

CHI St. Joseph’s Health, Park Rapids, MN, has a new 3D mammography system, which enables physicians to see breast tissue with greater depth and clarity than a standard mammogram. The system also provides individualized dosing, based on each patient’s breast characteristics, to minimize patients’ radiation dosage and exposure up to 30%.

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