Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national non-profit health corporation based in Denver, Colorado. The CHI health system includes 73 hospitals, 40 long-term care, assisted-living and residential facilities and two community-based health service organizations; and home health agencies located in 19 states. Catholic Health Initiatives represents approximately 69,000 employees and total revenues of $9 billion. It is the third largest Catholic health system in the United States.

Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is one of the largest hospitals within Catholic Health Initiatives. Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only higher education subsidiary within the CHI System.

CHI thrives on its vision of Catholic health care as a vibrant ministry ready to provide compassionate care of minds, bodies, and spirits through the 21st century and beyond.

The same pioneer spirit that first led congregations of religious women to carry out the healing ministry of Jesus hundreds of years ago now guides Catholic Health Initiatives. The organization is committed to:

  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones of clinical quality
  • Pursuing an agenda of social justice
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For more information visit the Catholic Health Initiatives website.