Catholic Health Initiatives was formed through the joining together of four national Catholic health care systems. Planning began in 1995, when Catholic health leaders began to explore strengthening community health care for the future.
Their goal: To develop and nurture a national health ministry, sponsored and governed by an equal religious-lay partnership, to transform health care delivery and foster vibrant new ministries across the nation to create healthier communities.
Today, CHI is guided by the same pioneering spirit that led women religious to carry out their healing ministry hundreds of years ago with a commitment to reach new milestones of clinical quality and an agenda of social justice. Here are a few of the historical highlights so far: