Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system. Bringing the health systems together will allow the organizations to expand their mission of service and create a healthier future for people and communities across 28 states, according to the announcement. “We are joining together to create a new Catholic health system, one that is positioned to accelerate the change from sick-care to well-care across the United States,” said Kevin Lofton, CEO of CHI. “Our new organization will have the talent, depth, breadth, and passion to improve the health of every person and community we serve.” Dignity Health President and CEO Lloyd Dean said, “By combining our ministries and building upon our shared mission, we will expand our commitment to meeting the needs of all people with compassion, regardless of income, ethnicity, or language. We foresee an incredible opportunity to expand each organization’s best practices to respond to the evolving health care environment and deliver high-quality, cost-effective care.”
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