Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health have come together as CommonSpirit Health, creating a new nonprofit Catholic health system focused on advancing health for all people and serving communities in 21 states, the organizations announced today. CHI CEO Kevin Lofton and Dignity Health President and CEO Lloyd Dean both will serve as CEOs in the Office of the CEO for the new health system.
 
“Our new organization will bring the expertise of a national health system to neighborhoods across the country,” Lofton said. “Whether it’s a neurological institute in Arizona, a 25-bed critical access facility in North Dakota, a mobile lung cancer screening program in Tennessee, or a ‘hospital at home’ in Nebraska, CommonSpirit Health will expand the best approaches from across our new organization. Our whole will be much greater than the sum of our parts.”
 
“We didn’t combine our ministries to get bigger, we came together to provide better care for more people,” Dean said. “We created CommonSpirit Health because in order to solve national health challenges, we need the breadth, scope, and resources to make a nationwide impact. We believe that no one should ever have to choose between being healthy and putting food on the table.”
 

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