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CHI’s Lofton Ranks No. 11 on Modern Healthcare’s List of “Most Influential People in HealthCare”
Kevin E. Lofton, chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, is ranked No. 11 on Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2014 listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”

Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Alexius Medical Center Agree to Pursue Development of a Regional Health System
Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Alexius Medical Center have signed a definitive agreement for St. Alexius to become a direct affiliate of the CHI system. The two organizations also have agreed to the formation of a regional coordinated health system with their combined hospitals and clinics, and other care providers in central and western North Dakota over the next few years.

CHI’s Oncology Research Alliance Receives Funding from the National Cancer Institute’s New Community Oncology Research Program
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded five-year grants to research groups across the country, including members of the Catholic Health Initiatives Institute for Research and Innovation’s Oncology Research Alliance, to conduct multi-site cancer clinical trials and cancer care delivery research studies in their communities.

Catholic Health Initiatives Tops $50 Million in Grants for Building Healthy Communities
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith-based health systems, has now provided more than $50 million in grants to help create healthier communities through its Mission and Ministry Fund, an internal grant program created when the organization was formed in 1996.

CHI’s Prominence Health to Oversee Insurance Operations, Health Delivery Networks and Corporate Health Solutions
Prominence Health is the new name of a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives that oversees a growing portfolio of commercial and Medicare Advantage health-insurance plans, networks of care and related products and services in markets across the nation.

HFMA Recognizes Kevin Lofton for Contributions to Health Care
The Healthcare Financial Management Association presented its highest individual achievement award to Kevin E. Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, during HFMA’s annual conference today in Las Vegas.

Catholic Health Initiatives Names Industry Veteran Michael Covert as Top Executive of Houston Health System
Michael H. Covert, a veteran health care executive with wide-ranging experience in all facets of a dynamic, rapidly evolving industry, has been named chief executive officer of the CHI St. Luke’s Health market.

Memorial Health System of East Texas and Catholic Health Initiatives Complete Transfer of Ownership
Memorial Health System of East Texas (Memorial) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have signed a definitive agreement and transferred ownership of Memorial to CHI, effective June 1.

Sylvania Franciscan Health Signs Letter of Intent with Catholic Health Initiatives
Today Sylvania Franciscan Health (SFH) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) signed a non-binding letter of intent for SFH to join CHI.

Catholic Health Initiatives Launches New Branding Strategy
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest health systems, has launched an enterprise-wide branding strategy that aligns its hundreds of facilities around the nation under a common name, logo and identity.

Catholic Health Initiatives, QualChoice Agreement Finalized
CollabHealth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, has closed on a series of stock-purchase agreements to acquire QualChoice Holdings, Inc. The Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) approved the acquisition during a hearing earlier this week.

CHI’s Lofton Named to List of “Top Minorities in Healthcare” by National Magazine
Kevin E. Lofton, president of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 Minorities Executives in Healthcare.”

Catholic Health Initiatives Reaches Agreement On Acquisition of QualChoice Holdings
Collab Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, has executed a stock-purchase agreement to acquire QualChoice Holdings, Inc..  Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, operates St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock.

Mercy Health and Catholic Health Initiatives Complete Transfer of Mercy Hot Springs to St. Vincent Health System
Mercy and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) have signed a definitive agreement and transferred ownership of Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic to St. Vincent Health System (SVHS) in Little Rock, a CHI affiliate.

Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Alexius Medical Center Sign Letter of Intent
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and St. Alexius Medical Center announced today they have signed a nonbinding agreement to form a new affiliation between CHI and St. Alexius Medical Center.

Catholic Health Initiatives Reorganizes Three Top Leadership Posts
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems, has reorganized its top leadership to help strengthen its focus on operational excellence in health care delivery while expanding its capabilities for system growth and strategic initiatives.

Catholic Health Initiatives, Memorial Health System of East Texas Sign Letter of Intent
Catholic Health Initiatives and Memorial Health System of East Texas today signed a non-binding letter of intent to transfer ownership of Memorial to CHI. The health care systems will negotiate the terms of the agreement with the expectation of reaching an agreement by spring 2014.

Bold New Alliance Among Houston's Leading health Care Providers to Transform Care Delivery in the Region
Three of the region’s leading medical institutions – Baylor College of Medicine, CHI St. Luke’s Health and the Texas Heart® Institute – have significantly expanded and enhanced their long-standing educational, clinical and research affiliations in conjunction with Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, which sponsors and operates the newly named CHI St. Luke’s Health.

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New CEO to Lead CHI's Nebraska Regional Health Network
Cliff A. Robertson, MD, has been named senior vice president and market CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives’ new Nebraska-based regional health network, effective February 3, 2014.

National Health Care System to Add 50 Employees to Erlanger Office
The Erlanger office of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, will add 50 new employees in its human-resources operations team at 3900 Olympic Blvd., the organization announced.

Catholic Health Initiatives Joins Two Other Health Systems in National Specialty Pharmacy Network
Catholic Health Initiatives has joined Fairview Health Services and Intermountain Healthcare as investors in Excelera Corp., a national specialty pharmacy network based in Minneapolis.

CHI to Issue $1.7 Billion in Bonds to Support Key Strategic Initiatives and Quality Programs
CHI will issue approximately $1.7 billion in taxable and tax-exempt bonds to finance key strategic initiatives that include market expansion, a system wide information-technology infrastructure and improved capabilities in areas such as virtual health, insurance products and clinically integrated networks.

Mercy Health and Catholic Health Initiatives Sign Letter of Intent toTransfer Mercy Hot Springs to CHI and St. Vincent Health System
On Friday, Oct. 11, Mercy Health and Catholic Health Initiatives signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to transfer ownership of Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic to CHI and its affiliate, St. Vincent Health System (SVHS) in Little Rock.

David J. Fine Accepts Position as President of CHI Institute for Research and Innovation
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and the Texas Heart Institute (THI) announced they have signed a letter of intent for exclusive negotiations toward a new partnership, funded by $220 million over the next decade for research and education in cardiovascular diseases.

Catholic Health Initiatives, Texas Heart Institute Sign Letter of Intent to Finalize Partnership Agreement Worth $220 Million
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and the Texas Heart Institute (THI)   announced they have signed a letter of intent for exclusive negotiations toward a new partnership, funded by $220 million over the next decade for research and education in cardiovascular diseases.

CHI’s Lofton Ranked No. 30 on Modern Healthcare’s List of “Most Influential People in HealthCare”
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, is ranked No. 30 this year on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”

Catholic Health Initiatives Forms National Physician-Services Organization
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has formed a new management-services organization (MSO) to deliver key business functions and physician-management services under a centralized, national organization across eight divisions.

Catholic Health Initiatives Presents 22 Grants for Building Healthy Communities
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest Catholic health care system, has awarded 22 grants totaling more than $5 million for improving the health of communities in the U.S. and around the world. Half the grants and 52% of the grant funds are devoted to violence prevention initiatives.

Catholic Health Initiatives Adds New Leaders to Executive Team as Part of National Finance-Leadership Restructuring
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, has added two new members to its senior executive team as part of a restructuring of the organization’s national finance group to provide additional operational leadership during a time of rapid change in the health care industry.

Episcopal Diocese of Texas Finalizes Transfer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas today transferred St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system, officials announced.

Barto Named Senior Vice President of Capital Finance at Catholic Health Initiatives
Nick Barto has been named to the newly created position of senior vice president, capital finance, at Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s third-largest faith-based health system.

CHI Signs Agreement With Houston-Based St. Luke's
CHI has signed a definitive agreement with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas for the transfer of sponsorship of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, a six-hospital system based in Houston.

CHI, PeaceHealth Suspend Discussions on Joint-Venture in Pacific Northwest
Catholic Health Initiatives and PeaceHealth agreed on Tuesday to suspend discussions to explore the formation of a unified, integrated regional health system in the Pacific Northwest.

Statement from Catholic Health Initiatives on Lori Stodghill Case
There has been considerable attention and controversy recently involving the lawsuit over the tragic death in 2006 of Lori Stodghill and her twin unborn sons at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, which is sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives.

CHI and Immanuel Finalize Agreement on Alegent Creighton Health
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Immanuel, which have had a visionary partnership in Omaha under the name Alegent Health since 1996, have finalized an agreement that makes CHI the sole sponsor of Alegent Creighton Health.

CHI Joins National Partnership to Curb Childhood Obesity
Catholic Health Initiatives has joined the Hospital Healthy Food Initiatives, a national program sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier America that brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to address the childhood obesity crisis.

CHI to Issue $1.5 billion in Taxable Debt to Support National Initiatives, Strategic Growth and Quality Strategies  
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, will issue approximately $1.5 billion in taxable bonds to finance a wide array of strategic initiatives, including virtual technologies, physician integration and partnerships and alliances in key areas across the country to strengthen local and regional networks of care.

CHI and St. Anthony Hospital Donate and Ship 50 Tons of Equipment to “Sister Hospital” in Hanoi
Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Anthony Hospital will donate more than 50 tons of hospital equipment, including about 180 adjustable, hydraulic hospital beds, to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Barto to Head New Venture Capital Group at Catholic Health Initiatives
Nicholas Barto, who has led finance, strategy and private equity projects in the global health care arena for nearly two decades, has been named managing director of the Catholic Health Initiatives Venture Capital Group, which will identify strategic partnerships, investment opportunities and growth activities for the nation’s second-largest faith-based health care system.

CHI’s Lofton No. 48 on Modern Healthcare’s List of “100 Most Influential People” in Healthcare
Kevin E. Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, has been named for the eighth consecutive year to Modern Healthcare magazine’s prestigious listing of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”

Catholic Health Initiatives Presents 38 Grants for Building Healthy Communities
Catholic Health Initiatives, the nation’s second-largest Catholic health care system, has awarded grants totaling more than $3.2 million for the planning, development and implementation of initiatives to promote healthy communities in the U.S. and around the world.

CHI Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act 5-4 in a long-anticipated decision this morning. The court ruled that the individual mandate was constitutional, paving the way for the implementation of a law that will provide health coverage to many millions of additional people across the country.

Catholic Health Initiatives Praises Immanuel’s Decision to Expand Services for Seniors in Nebraska and Iowa
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Immanuel, which established a visionary partnership in Omaha under the name Alegent Health in 1996, have agreed to sign a letter of intent (LOI) to transition sponsorship of Alegent Health to CHI.

CHI, Conifer Health Solutions Announce Partnership 
Catholic Health Initiatives and Tenet Healthcare announced today they will partner in the ownership of Conifer Health Solutions, previously a Tenet subsidiary that has provided revenue cycle and business process management services to hospitals for more than three decades.

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