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Kevin E. Lofton, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer


Kevin E. Lofton, a champion of healthy communities throughout a distinguished career spanning more than four decades, is the CEO of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives. His passion stems from a life-long commitment to social justice and health equity for all – particularly those who are underserved and vulnerable. His passion in these areas was formed by his experiences growing up in New York City, his early career work as an emergency department administrator in Jacksonville, Fla., and his role as a caretaker for his mother after she became ill, seeing her as a patient and confronting the many challenges she faced.

The veteran health care executive, innovator and strategist has served since 2003 as the CEO of CHI, the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system, with 100 hospitals and hundreds of other health care facilities and outreach programs in 17 states. CHI, which employs nearly 94,000 people, generated annual revenues in the 2016 fiscal year of almost $16 billion – and provided approximately $1.1 billion in charity care and community benefit.

Prior to joining CHI, Lofton served as CEO of two university hospitals, and chief operating officer of a third. His diverse board service has included membership on health system, medical school, bioscience, retail, professional association, civil rights and community-based boards.

Lofton is a nationally recognized industry leader who served in 2007 as chairman of the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association, the nation’s largest hospital trade association. He was instrumental in creating the organization’s Equity of Care initiative, which was formed in 2008 to help address disparities in care for ethnic and racial minorities. His wide-ranging background includes key leadership positions in public, university, community and faith-based health systems, providing him a unique perspective on a highly complicated and fragmented industry.

For his leadership and management accomplishments, Lofton has been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list 12 times. He was also included in the 2007 Ebony magazine “150 Most Influential Blacks in America.”

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What is employee engagement? Simply put, employee engagement is achieving buy-in from employees on the mission, vision and values of the organization. It’s having them agree with what we are doing and where we are going -- and ensuring that they want to be a part of it.

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Thank you to our employees for making a positive impact in 2017
Thank you to our employees for making a positive impact in 2017 JAN 22, 2018

In 2017 our employees helped each other, patients, and families in times of need. They overcame disasters, celebrated each other, gave back to their communities and provided excellent, award-winning care. Thank you to all members of the CHI family, for showing us what it means to live a life of service.

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Why is a health system investing in communities? Because CHI believes healthier cities and towns mean healthier people
Why is a health system investing in communities? Because CHI believes healthier cities and towns mean healthier people SEP 21, 2017

Catholic Health Initiatives recently issued a news release announcing this year’s Mission and Ministry Fund Awards – the annual grants we provide across the nation, and around world, to support the wonderful work being done in the hundreds of communities we serve.

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